Procurement, clients and ownership
As well as regulatory and policy drivers, clients
remain a significant influence on the performance of the team in terms
of carbon and wider sustainability performance of project. Clients,
working either individually or as groups are developing standards and
specifications. Another influence on achieving carbon savings is the
relationship between the developer, property owner and tenant. Studies
to develop or trial new relationships are also covered here.
1) RICS: Sustainability and commercial property valuation (2009)
2) RICS: Why do companies rent green (USA)
This report, by Piet Eichholtz, Nils Kok and John Quigley, examines the tenant-base of 'green' office buildings in the USA, to see which organisations seem most likely to occupy 'green' space.
3) World Academy of Science journal article - Challenges facing housing developers to deliver zero carbon homes in England (review)
Journal article setting out factors that hinder a succesful delivery of zero carbon homes in England.
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