Our sustainability assessments highlight opportunities to reduce costs, provide advice on improving risk management – including negotiating the ever-more complicated landscape of environmental legislation – and make recommendations that will shape your building strategies, reducing your environmental impacts.
How the sustainability assessment process works
The starting point for any assessment is to identify current performance, including the building’s carbon footprint, and to benchmark this against similar properties. This highlights poor performance and, most importantly, opportunities for improvement.
To understand performance and identify opportunities, you need quantitative information on the building, including utility consumption, as well as insight into how it is run. We collect this information through an initial questionnaire, a site visit and meetings with key stakeholders to evaluate performance relating to:
- Legal and statutory compliance
- Environmental management processes
- Energy use
- Water consumption
- Waste management and recycling
- Climate change risks and adaptation measures (e.g. flood management)
- Transport management
- Material use
Benchmarking performance and creating an improvement plan
After we’ve collected and analysed the data, we’ll produce a summary report capturing existing performance in the above areas and identifying opportunities for improvement. We will benchmark performance against comparable buildings as well as your pre-defined corporate objectives.
Your sustainability assessment report will contain a recommended improvement plan to deliver quantifiable benefits for your business, improving risk management and environmental performance while reducing costs.
Our recommendations highlight opportunities to deliver cost savings and environmental improvements from reduced energy bills and waste production, improved water efficiency and increased recycling. We analyse your risk management processes, evaluating compliance with environmental legislationand identifying future climate change threats.
Find out more about our utilities procurement assessment, provided by LSI Utilities