Offices & Property

Sustainability Key Dates

A selection of useful resources for the Office and Property Management sectors, including legislation relating to energy assessments and carbon reporting, net zero guidance, sustainability toolkits and relevant accreditations.

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  • SME Climate Hub Carbon Calculator

  • The 1.5°C Business Playbook

  • Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol)

  • GHG Protocol Land Sector and Removals Guidance

  • Science Based Targets Initiative

  • Climate Fit Education Course

  • The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)

  • The Mayor’s Business Climate Challenge (BCC)

  • Financial support for SMEs to decarbonise

  • Go For Zero

  • Sustainable Development Goals

  • UKGBC – Delivering Net Zero: Key Considerations for Commercial Retrofits

  • Sustainable Office Guide

  • RIBA Sustainable Outcomes Guide

  • World Economic Forum (WEF) Toolbox of Solutions: Decarbonizing Urban Ecosystems

  • World Economic Forum (WEF) Green Building Principles

  • SBTi Buildings Sector Guidance

  • Nature strategy handbook

  • New partnership to standardise international hotel sustainability

  • Better Building Partnership Launches Updated Green Lease Toolkit

  • UKGBC case-making guidance document for retrofitting office buildings

  • UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) Embodied Ecological Impacts Knowledge Hub

  • Task Force on Nature-Related Financial Disclosures (TNFD)

  • Report on how businesses can take action on the SDGs

  • UK Business Climate Hub

  • ISO net zero guidelines

  • Guidance on use of high integrity carbon credits

  • UKGBC Carbon Offsetting and Pricing Guidance

  • SBTi guidance on supplier engagement

  • ISSB standards on corporate sustainability reporting

  • FSB Small Business Sustainability Hub

  • Edie Guide to Biodiversity and Business

  • SME Net Zero Toolkit

  • WWF Risk Assessment Suite

  • Optimise Prime fleet electrification tool

  • Science-based Targets for Nature

  • SBTi Value Chain Decarbonisation

  • UN Report on Net Zero Commitments and Greenwashing

  • Government funding schemes

  • Green loans and investment

  • Funding for electric vehicle charging

  • Boiler Upgrade Scheme

  • Better Buildings Partnership (BBP) Climate Resilience Guide

  • Zero Carbon Westminster: A Focus on Retrofit in Historic Buildings

  • Delivering Net Zero in Use: A Guide for Architects

  • Buildings Sector Science Based Target Setting Guidance

  • Biodiversity Net Gain Factsheets

  • The Circular Built Environment Playbook

  • Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR)

  • Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)

  • Mandatory Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) reporting for large businesses

  • Green Claims Code

  • Mandatory Net Zero Transition Plans for UK-listed businesses

  • Sustainability Disclosure Requirements

  • Levelling Up and Regeneration Act

  • Carbon border tax

  • Biodiversity Regulations effective February 2024 for new development projects

  • Biodiversity Net Gain to become mandatory for large developments

  • Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism

  • EU Parliament agrees position on new corporate due diligence law

  • Energy Security Bill

  • Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) countdown

  • Minimum energy efficiency standards for lighting

  • Sustainable drainage requirements on new developments

  • Net Zero Whole Life Carbon Roadmap for the Built Environment

  • World Green Building Council (WGBC) Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment

  • B Corp

  • Zero Emission Maritime Buyers Alliance (ZEMBA)

  • The Nature Positive Business Pledge

  • BREEAM certification

  • WELL Building Standard

  • Fitwel certification

  • NABERS UK

  • SKA Rating

  • Ecovadis

  • Green Mark

  • WiredScore

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