9 October 2017 | FM World team
BIFM Awards 2017 - Impact on the Environment
Property giant Landsec has scooped the Impact on the Environment award at the 2017 BIFM Awards in recognition of its forward thinking efforts to reduce its own environmental impact.
Working towards long term targets, such as procuring 100% renewable electricity and reducing carbon intensity by 40% by 2030, the company undertook a detailed review of its operations to identify the main areas where it should focus its efforts.
Identifying energy & carbon, and sustainable building design as its two main areas of focus the company launched a number of initiatives to start making progress.
Working with its hard services partner NG Bailey, it targeted an 8% reduction in energy usage across its 6 highest consuming properties in London against 2014/15 levels, with the outcome both exceeding the target and coming in cost neutral.
Following its success, the trial was then rolled out to a further 10 properties, delivering savings of £66,657 to its customers in reduced energy costs.
Beyond this project, the FM team also worked to secure the first fuel cell to be used at a commercial property in the UK at a cost of £4 million in order to reduce emissions by 7%.
Further benefits from the comprehensive programme also saw a total of 65 measures being identified alongside NG Bailey to further reduce energy use and the launch of a partnership with the Wildlife Trust to be better understanding how biodiversity can be managed accross its portfolio.