Grosvenor has a long history of stewardship of the built environment, having looked after our London estate in Mayfair and Belgravia for over 300 years. Our long-term outlook means we naturally think of our impact on future generations; we consider that we have a responsibility to them to reduce our environment impact.
Grosvenor has improved its environmental performance over the last few years. The contents of our third Environment Review demonstrate this recent progress and is available to download here.
We have again benchmarked the 2012 Environment Review and Annual Report and Accounts against the Global Reporting Initiative sustainability reporting guidelines, and its Construction and Real Estate Sector Supplement. We assess our reporting framework and scope to be at level C. The extended index is available to download here.
Our Environment Review also aligns with the new best practice sustainability reporting guidelines recently published by the European Public Real Estate Association and the European Association for Investors in Non-Listed Real Estate Vehicles, both of which Grosvenor is a member. The longer version of our methodology is available to download here.
We recently sponsored the World Green Building Council's report on The Business Case for Green Building. It is a comprehensive report which combines the best global evidence into one definitive resource in the areas of design and construction costs, asset value, operating costs and emerging topics such as workplace productivity and health, risk mitigation and scaling up from green buildings to green cities; all from the view point of multiple stakeholders. The report can be downloaded here.
Our three-year research programme, undertaken with Cambridge University's Centre for Energy Studies, resulted in three summary 'think pieces': energy use in buildings in 2050; overcoming barriers to energy efficiency; policy to improve energy efficiency of buildings.
To request copies of the full reports, or for any other queries regarding the Environment Review, please contact email@example.com