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SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS

Asset Classes

Focus Area

Energy and Carbon

Topic

Baseline Practices

Question #

E13.0 — Owner or Landlord Shares Energy and Carbon Practices

Question

Has the owner or landlord shared an Energy and Carbon Management Communication Plan with the building tenants?

Applicability

Applicable to Light Industrial and Open-Air Retail buildings

Answer

Yes – this is a baseline requirement

Description

Increasing building tenant and occupant awareness and engagement in environmental and sustainable practices can have a significant positive or negative impact on the performance of the building.

Improving the environmental performance of the building can Suggested Lead to many positive outcomes for building management, staff and tenants, including but not limited to lower operational costs, lower utility bills, improved indoor air quality, improved management-tenant relationships, etc.

Requirements

    1. Develop an Energy and Carbon Management Communication Plan that covers the following:
      • The building management team’s efforts to manage energy and carbon
      • Energy and carbon assessment, tips for operations and maintenance optimisation, lighting and HVAC efficiency and the value of sub-metering
    2. Copies of communication with the building’s tenants where the content of the building Energy and Carbon communication plan was shared, dated within the past 12 months.
    3. Demonstrate that communication was distributed to at least half of the number of tenant organizations occupying the building or to a group that leases at least half of the total building area

Documentation

    • Building-specific Energy and Carbon Management Communication Plan
    • Proof of communication with representative group of building tenants, covering energy and carbon assessment, tips for operations and maintenance optimisation, lighting and HVAC efficiency and the value of sub-metering
    • E13.0 – Energy & Carbon Management Communication Plan Template

Adapted BB3 Question

Best Practice 2 – Has an ASHRAE Level 1 Energy Assessment been conducted in the last five (5) years? and Best Practice 16 – Is an Occupant Environmental Communication Program in place at the building?

Suggested Lead

In house: Facility Maintenance in conjunction with Building Manager/Policy Makers

References

None

Crosswalk

TBD

Other Notes

None

Scoring

Baseline 

Verification