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This event is for anyone involved in delivering the property function undertaken within their public sector organisation. It will cover relevant legislation, building and property technology updates as well as more strategic thinking on how sustainability can be factored into strategic level planning.
Further dates and locations are detailed below and the programme schedule can be downloaded for details and timings.
25 April 2018Starts: 10:00Ends: 16:15
Novotel York HotelFishergateYorkYO10 4FD[See map]
£325.00 excl VAT
Green leases, BREEAM buildings, Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives – these are all the bywords and tag lines used by organisations wishing to champion their green credentials to others. Whilst Sustainability has long been a ‘must have’ badge for the largest property consultancies, institutional investors and corporate landlords, what about everybody else? How seriously should/can we take Sustainability as public sector property professionals? Do we understand what it now covers and what minimum legislative requirements are in this area?
In April 2018 the Minimum Energy Performance Standards legislation (MEES) comes into force. The impact of F or G Energy Performance Certificate rated properties will have far reaching effects, impacting on owners of commercial property who have not considered the lettability and adequacy of their buildings going forward. Many local authority property portfolio’s constitute large numbers of buildings which fall below this level. Do you understand the implications for this? Have you considered the cost and wider impact?
Public expectations have changed in this area; people now demand as well as expect our public services to be operated in as environmentally sustainable a way as possible. This societal change in attitudes should prompt all those with a public duty to discharge, in which sustainability has a bearing on their everyday outputs, to consider whether they fully understand the breadth and diversity this area now covers. Perhaps most importantly, what are the consequences where councils choose to ignore it when considering how best to utilise tax payers money.
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