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Update December 2022
In creating our green leases, our focus was on making it as easy as possible for businesses to be green. For example, our waste collection services save you time and the administrative burden of dealing with, setting up and switching providers. You can read about what clauses the green leases contain here. Existing tenants can also contact their Asset Manager.
Since April 2020, all new leases in our properties are green leases. If you are an existing tenant, please speak to your Asset Manager/Leasing Manager about moving on to our green lease. Once the documents are completed, our waste collection service providers will be in contact to arrange a smooth setup (or transfer).
Our focus in setting up our green leases has been to make going green easy and find ways to reduce operating costs.
However, there are limited circumstances where a tenant can reasonably expect to incur costs within the lease. This includes:
The energy we can procure for tenants is UK REGO certified from 100% Renewable sources, including wind and solar. Our green electricity is procured via SSE until April 2023. However, we keep our provider under review to ensure our energy is competitively priced and represents the most sustainable option available to us.
Grosvenor will pay for the installation of smart meters where not supplied by energy provider, reported by tenant via manual readings or obtained through third parties.
3. What data does Grosvenor collect?
To understand how trends are changing, we collect data on utility consumption and waste collected.
9. What does Grosvenor do with my energy data?
We use aggregated energy data to monitor progress a towards our net carbon zero goals.
Please speak to your Property Relationship Manager.
Currently we use First Mile. We regularly review our contracts to ensure these are delivering good value. The reasons that we use First Mile include improved waste sorting and zero waste-to-landfill. As they are active in the West End for other landlords, this also reduces traffic in the area overall.
As your waste collection provider, we can reduce the number of different providers (and therefore vehicles) collecting waste locally. This reduces air pollution and traffic levels.
We regularly review our contracts with service partners to ensure best value and quality of service.
First Mile regularly benchmark pricing to ensure they remain competitive. The provision of additional recycling services provides further opportunities for savings versus those achieved through use of competitor services. Any price increases from First Mile will be applied in line with market factors and representative of those passed on across the industry; however, First Mile will also cap any annual increase at 5% should market forces push increases above this threshold.
Please speak to your Property Manager.
We will shortly be launching a knowledge sharing initiative for our occupiers to come together to share ideas and insights about improving their sustainability. We may also engage external speakers on specific topics. We encourage all our occupiers to take part. We plan to offer this initiative as a benefit of being one of our occupiers and you won’t be asked to pay towards it.
We may wish to implement energy improvement works to improve the environmental performance of the building. We are committed to only acting reasonably in doing this, and we would consult with you before going ahead. If there is a benefit to your business, for example in savings on energy costs as a result of our works, we may ask for a fair and reasonable contribution to those works reflecting those energy savings.
In 2019, we set stretching environmental goals relating to carbon, waste and biodiversity. Each goal requires us to work collaboratively with our suppliers and tenants to ensure we can meet them. You can read about or commitments here.
We strongly encourage the reduction of traffic to reduce local air pollution and make the streets where we all work nicer places to be. So we ask that you take so we ask that you consolidate your deliveries as much as is reasonably possible.
EPC stands for Energy Performance Certificate. It is one means of assessing how energy efficient a property is, using grades from A to G (‘A’ being the most efficient) and it often contains recommendations for how to improve the environmental performance.