(PRWEB UK) 26 October 2011
Until 31 October 2011, Low Carbon Workplace Ltd and CoreNet UK Chapter are teaming up to invite property and facilities management professionals to share their expectations of an energy efficient workplace in 2020, and beyond, in an online survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LCWandCorenetUK_workplace2020.
The UK Government has the bold ambition to reduce carbon emissions by 80% by 2050 compared to 1990 levels, and shorter term target of 34% by 2020. Coupled with spiraling energy prices and the implementation of broader sustainability strategies, organisations are taking a variety of steps to reduce their workplace carbon emissions. Occupiers are increasingly demanding energy efficient buildings that provide low and stable running costs and help to mitigate the impact of future carbon legislation and energy price rises – but how do these differ from today’s workplace?
Katharine Deas, Managing Director of Low Carbon Workplace Ltd said “Organisations will expect their employees to be responsible for reducing energy consumption. I predict we’ll see widespread measurement of workplace carbon on a per person basis, and in return, employees expecting a well run, comfortable, high tech workplace”.
How do you think an energy efficient workplace in 2020 will differ to today? What do you feel will have the most significant impact on reducing workplace carbon emissions by 2020 – technology or occupier behaviour? Share your opinion by completing the short survey online at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LCWandCorenetUK_workplace2020 by 31 October 2011. The results will be made available to respondents in November.
Notes for editors
CoreNet UK Chapter aims to represent the business and public sector occupier and to unify the profession of Corporate Real Estate through a multi disciplinary approach to education, networking, research and communication.
Low Carbon Workplace Ltd is the exclusive Carbon Advisor to the Low Carbon Workplace partnership, an initiative set up by the Carbon Trust, the developer Stanhope and asset manager Threadneedle in March 2010 to develop and manage affordable ‘green’ office buildings, and provide occupiers with ongoing support in minimising their carbon emissions and achieving independent certification to the Low Carbon Workplace Standard.
Low Carbon Workplace Ltd and CoreNet UK are conducting the online survey during October 2011; the survey is open to all property industry, facilities and estates management professionals in the UK. The findings will be made available in a report in November.
For further information on the CoreNet UK Chapter please contact:
Stuart Bowman, hurleypalmerflatt
T: 020 7535 3100
For further information on Low Carbon Workplace Ltd please contact:
Joanna Thorpe or Anna Ridout, Low Carbon Workplace Ltd
T: 020 7631 7490/4
E: Joanna.thorpe(at)lowcarbonworkplace(dot)com or anna.ridout(at)lowcarbonworkplace(dot)com