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SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS

Asset Classes

Focus Area

Water

Topic

Baseline Practices

Question #

W7.0 — Owner or landlord shares Water Management practices

Question

Has the owner or landlord shared a Water Communication Plan with the building tenants?

Applicability

Applicable to Light Industrial and Open-Air Retail buildings

Answer

Select one of the following:

    • Yes – the Plan covers the following topics: water assessment, tips for operations and maintenance optimisation, fixture efficiency, managing water hazards and the value of sub-metering
    • Not Applicable – Owner does not have a water communication plan

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.

Requirements

    1. Develop a building-specific Water Communication Plan that covers:
      • The building management team’s efforts to assess water efficiency and hazards
      • Water assessment, tips for operations and maintenance optimisation, fixture efficiency, managing water hazards and the value of sub-metering
    2. Copies of communication with the building’s tenants where the content of the building’s Water 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 Water Communication Plan
    • Proof of communication with a representative group of building tenants, covering water assessment, tips for operations and maintenance optimisation, fixture efficiency, managing water hazards and the value of sub-metering
    • W7.0 – Water Communication Plan Template

Adapted BB3 Question

Best Practice 5 – Has a Water 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, Building Manager/Policy Makers

References

None

Crosswalk

TBD

Other Notes

None

Scoring

Baseline – 1 Point

Verification