UK property developers commit to innovative energy performance approach

Several Building Better Partnerships (BBP) members have committed to combat the ‘Performance Gap’ in new office design by adopting a ‘Design for Performance’ approach.

This news comes after the findings from the ‘Design for Performance’ initiative, which aims to change the way the UK designs new office developments, identified no reason that the Australian NABERS approach could not be adopted in the UK and yield substantial benefits through delivering better designed, constructed and operated buildings for both owners and occupiers.

BBP and NABERS are now in promising discussions regarding a partnership which would allow UK property owners to rate their offices using the internationally recognised NABERS scheme.

“This is a major industry breakthrough and one which has the potential to transform the UK office market. The DfP initiative is one which resonates deeply with the Better Buildings Partnership’s aims to improve the sustainability performance of UK real estate assets.”

Sarah Ratcliffe, Chair of the Design for Performance Executive Board and Programme Director at BBP.

EP&T’s experience with improving the NABERS ratings across client portfolios.

Having worked with NABERS in Australian markets for over a decade, EP&T Global have seen the benefit to landlords, tenants, and the environment first hand, and welcome the contribution NABERS can make to advancing operational efficiency.

Our partnerships with global investment management companies across Australia has already seen our EDGE MARS technology incorporated into over 313,000m² of commercial office space monitored by NABERS.

Deploying a market leading, outcome focused blend of technology and services has led to a NABERS rating increase in over 30% of all assets and a client portfolio average NABERS rating of 4.6 stars which is classified as very good pushing excellent.