Building Surveying, Rights of Light

Sustainability

Energy Performance, Sustainability and ESG

Environmental and social Governance is quite rightly one of the most important items on the agenda of property owners, investors and occupiers. The property and construction sectors are a huge source of carbon emissions globally. As property professionals we relish our responsibility and opportunity to play an important role in tackling climate change by the ways that we advise our clients across all of our service lines. Trident are currently undertaking a significant scope and variety of work for our clients that is primarily focused upon implementing ESG, energy performance and sustainability improvements to our client’s buildings. We are working alongside specialist partners including mechanical & electrical consultants, energy assessors and sustainability consultants to manage, coordinate and deliver as summarised below:

Technical Due diligence

Our technical due diligence reports (whether for purchaser or vendor) will provide a clear summary of the current energy performance along with recommendations and opportunities to improve this. Our advice is broadly geared towards the anticipated increase to the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) to a B rating by 2030 but we will also highlight other shortfalls and improvement opportunities that will enhance the ESG credentials of your asset.

Planned Preventative Maintenance

Trident believe that our client’s Decarbonisation roadmap should be linked in with a minimum 10 year planned preventative maintenance strategy. This allows our client’s to form a realistically planned and programmed budget to implement their ESG goals for a building or portfolio of buildings. A review of the buildings fabric and M&E condition (and life cycle) allows our clients to make  informed decisions on the appropriate timing to undertake energy performance improvement works that have the best return on investment.

ESG Feasibility

Trident are currently undertaking “ESG feasibility” studies on many of our client’s existing portfolios to review existing performance and advise on improvement works that will enhance energy performance, reduce Carbon emissions, improve EPC ratings and improve the general ESG credentials of a building or portfolio of buildings. These reports can be tailored to suit each specific building, taking into account single occupancy, multiple occupancy, service charge obligations and tenant’s dilapidations liabilities. The outcome provides a report which gives our client a clear roadmap (including budget costs) for upgrading their buildings so that they are fit for the future.

Project Management

Trident have a wealth of experience in undertaking refurbishment, re-development and retrofit projects that are geared towards improving buildings in terms of energy performance, sustainability and ESG. This includes project management of schemes that have achieved or are aiming to achieve the most prominent industry recognised sustainability accreditations such as BREEAM, BREEAM In Use, NABERS, WELL, Cycle Score, and Wired Score. We have also completed many projects that have resulted in a significant uplift in EPC ratings (across all property use classes).

Daniel Brooks-Dowsett

Daniel Brooks-Dowsett

Executive Director
daniel.brooks-dowsett@tridentbc.com
Daniel Brooks-Dowsett

Daniel Brooks-Dowsett

Executive Director
daniel.brooks-dowsett@tridentbc.com