Peter Deer and Associates Sustainability    Environmental Consultancy Peter Deer and Associates Peter Deer and Associates...
Peter Deer and Associates Sustainability    Environmental Consultancy Peter Deer and Associates Peter Deer and Associates...
Peter Deer and Associates Sustainability    Environmental Consultancy Peter Deer and Associates Peter Deer and Associates...
Definition of sustainable development <ul><li>“ Sustainable development is development that meets the needs </li></ul><ul>...
What’s the link between property and the Environment? <ul><li>Property occupies land and uses  resources </li></ul><ul><li...
What’s the link between property and economics? <ul><li>Property costs money </li></ul><ul><li>Property accounts for aroun...
What’s the link between property and people? <ul><li>People occupy property  </li></ul><ul><li>There are 24.5 million home...
The big BUT(s)….. Peter Deer and Associates Green technology’s expensive…. Being sustainable is too complicated…. One pers...
The big picture <ul><li>UK CO 2  emissions to be cut by a third by 2020 </li></ul><ul><li>40 per cent of the electricity u...
The current picture on EPCs…. <ul><li>EPCs assess buildings’ energy performance – rating them from A-G </li></ul><ul><li>N...
Case study <ul><li>The Netherlands: </li></ul><ul><li>As in the UK, EPC ratings are required </li></ul><ul><li>The governm...
Why this matters in the property industry <ul><li>Similar case in UK – most of the stock owned by investors, property and ...
It’s not all bad news…. <ul><li>Lots of “low hanging (and low cost) fruit” when it comes to improving sustainability in th...
This is where you lot come in! Peter Deer and Associates
What your company can do…. <ul><li>Demand more when procuring land or property – you need to  </li></ul><ul><li>account fo...
Peter Deer and Associates Sustainability    Environmental Consultancy Peter Deer and Associates Peter Deer and Associates...
Peter Deer and Associates Thank you for your time
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  1. 1. Peter Deer and Associates Sustainability  Environmental Consultancy Peter Deer and Associates Peter Deer and Associates Peter Deer and Associates Sustainability and Real Estate Joanne Rourke, Associate Director, PDA
  2. 2. Peter Deer and Associates Sustainability  Environmental Consultancy Peter Deer and Associates Peter Deer and Associates Peter Deer and Associates What comes to mind?
  3. 3. Peter Deer and Associates Sustainability  Environmental Consultancy Peter Deer and Associates Peter Deer and Associates Peter Deer and Associates Environmental Social Economic Three Pillars of Sustainability
  4. 4. Definition of sustainable development <ul><li>“ Sustainable development is development that meets the needs </li></ul><ul><li>of the present without compromising the ability of future </li></ul><ul><li>generations to meet their own needs” </li></ul><ul><li>Brundtland report (1987) </li></ul>Peter Deer and Associates
  5. 5. What’s the link between property and the Environment? <ul><li>Property occupies land and uses resources </li></ul><ul><li>Public, commercial, industrial & residential buildings account for 45% of UK CO 2 emissions </li></ul><ul><li>Domestic buildings produce almost 30 million tonnes of waste each year </li></ul><ul><li>The Government has a target to locate 60% of new development on previously developed 'brown- field' land </li></ul>Peter Deer and Associates
  6. 6. What’s the link between property and economics? <ul><li>Property costs money </li></ul><ul><li>Property accounts for around 62% of UK’s wealth </li></ul><ul><li>Property estimated to be worth approximately £4,314bn </li></ul><ul><li>The average household could save up to £300 per year on energy bills if energy efficient measures were implemented </li></ul>Peter Deer and Associates
  7. 7. What’s the link between property and people? <ul><li>People occupy property </li></ul><ul><li>There are 24.5 million homeowners in the UK </li></ul><ul><li>70% of population would prefer to live in an eco-friendly house </li></ul><ul><li>75% of UK population would change habits to make the world a better place </li></ul>Peter Deer and Associates
  8. 8. The big BUT(s)….. Peter Deer and Associates Green technology’s expensive…. Being sustainable is too complicated…. One person can’t make a difference…. Climate change isn’t really happening….. I can’t be bothered….. All valid points….
  9. 9. The big picture <ul><li>UK CO 2 emissions to be cut by a third by 2020 </li></ul><ul><li>40 per cent of the electricity used in 2020 is to come from low carbon sources </li></ul><ul><li>15% reduction in emissions through making homes more efficient </li></ul><ul><li>From October 2008 EPCs are required whenever a building is built, sold or rented out </li></ul>Peter Deer and Associates
  10. 10. The current picture on EPCs…. <ul><li>EPCs assess buildings’ energy performance – rating them from A-G </li></ul><ul><li>New buildings are mostly achieving C ratings </li></ul><ul><li>Existing buildings are achieving D-E ratings </li></ul><ul><li>80% of people would hesitate to rent a property with a low EPC rating </li></ul><ul><li>85% saying they would ask for 20% off if a building's energy performance was not up to scratch </li></ul>Peter Deer and Associates
  11. 11. Case study <ul><li>The Netherlands: </li></ul><ul><li>As in the UK, EPC ratings are required </li></ul><ul><li>The government (country’s largest tenant) announced that it will only rent space in buildings with an EPC rating of A-C </li></ul><ul><li>Conservative estimate is that only a third of building stock meets this standard </li></ul><ul><li>Great fear that corporate market is due to follow suit </li></ul>Peter Deer and Associates
  12. 12. Why this matters in the property industry <ul><li>Similar case in UK – most of the stock owned by investors, property and building managers is not environmentally sustainable </li></ul><ul><li>Government / consumers are enforcing targets and making demands relating to green buildings, cost effectiveness and stronger communities </li></ul><ul><li>As energy costs go up and public awareness increases – firms who do not offer sustainable properties and solutions could be left behind </li></ul>Peter Deer and Associates
  13. 13. It’s not all bad news…. <ul><li>Lots of “low hanging (and low cost) fruit” when it comes to improving sustainability in the short term </li></ul><ul><li>In the long term the real estate industry can set example and lead the change </li></ul><ul><li>By offering sustainable properties and solutions, real estate can marry the three pillars of sustainability </li></ul>Peter Deer and Associates
  14. 14. This is where you lot come in! Peter Deer and Associates
  15. 15. What your company can do…. <ul><li>Demand more when procuring land or property – you need to </li></ul><ul><li>account for increased targets & energy prices </li></ul><ul><li>Offer tailored sustainability strategies to your prospective clients – residential & commercial </li></ul><ul><li>Provide clients with clear overview on the sustainability of their property – e.g. waste produced, energy consumed, water & electricity consumption, utilities bills, impact on surroundings (people and land), etc </li></ul><ul><li>Set targets, report results and measure occupant/user satisfaction </li></ul><ul><li>Measure performance through independent, certification method OR develop thorough internal scheme </li></ul>Peter Deer and Associates
  16. 16. Peter Deer and Associates Sustainability  Environmental Consultancy Peter Deer and Associates Peter Deer and Associates Peter Deer and Associates Responding to communities Saving your clients money Those three Pillars again…. Reducing the impact our property has on our world and its resources
  17. 17. Peter Deer and Associates Thank you for your time
  18. 18. Peter Deer and Associates Peter Deer and Associates Sustainability  Environmental Consultancy
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