The world of sustainability is complicated, but at GPE, our approach is simple. We are decarbonising our business to become net zero by 2030, whilst integrating climate resilience across our spaces and business processes. It’s our responsibility to play a part in creating a more sustainable city for our people, partners and customers who all want to live and work in a more climate resilient society.
Our new and updated Sustainability Statement of Intent and our Brief for Creating Sustainable Spaces
The Time is Now
We are integrating climate resilience across our business
Address the transitional risk of climate change and implement net zero carbon plans at each asset
Working with our customers, we are implementing our net zero carbon roadmap whilst prioritising energy efficiency and energy security.
We are ensuring that all major refurbishments and developments are fossil fuel free1, whilst transitioning our existing portfolio away from fossil fuel reliant systems. We will work with our customers to find alternatives to fossil fuel powered life-safety back up systems.
By implementing NABERS UK and the Carbon Risk Real Estate Monitor Tool (CRREM) we will be able to drive improvements and monitor our
For new acquisitions we will undertake net zero carbon due diligence to create an appropriate asset level transition plan.
We will provide a comprehensive disclosure on climate risk annually.
1. Where planning allows
We are decarbonising our business to become net zero by 2030
Reduce energy intensity by 40% across our occupied portfolio by 2030
By working with our customers to improve energy efficiency, we will continue to target a reduction in energy intensity across our portfolio by 40% by 2030, from our 2016 baseline. The use of NABERS UK across our developments and existing buildings, combined with the use of the latest technology to monitor and manage energy will support the energy efficient operation of our buildings. Nature-based solutions will be used to support passive solar shading where appropriate to the asset.
We are putting health and wellbeing front and centre
Integrate wellbeing considerations into the design of our spaces
We are integrating wellbeing measures to create flexible, inclusive and accessible spaces that benefit the wellbeing of our customers and the community.
Where practical, we create outdoor space to provide opportunity for social interaction, access to nature and increase biodiversity net gain.
We are creating a lasting positive social impact in our communities
Create at least £10 million of social value in our local communities by 2030 and improve access to nature
Through the continued implementation of our Social Impact Strategy and by maintaining long-term community relationships, we will create at least £10 million of social value by 2030 and disclose our progress against this target annually.
Recognising the positive impact of nature on the climate resilience of our London boroughs and the health and wellbeing of our local communities, we are prioritising access to nature for our communities, customers, supply chain and employees.
Our Brief for Creating Sustainable Spaces
Key to advancing our purpose to unlock potential, creating sustainable spaces for London to thrive, this Brief sets out how we achieve our commitments in our Sustainability Statement of Intent from design and development to fit out and operation of all our spaces, whether Ready to Fit or Fully Managed.Find out more
London’s future relies on our actions today
Our Customer First approach to sustainability
At GPE, we’re working with our customers and other stakeholders on sustainability. Not only because it’s our responsibility to play a part in creating a more sustainable city, but also because our customers want to live and work in a more climate resilient society.
We understand the importance of your sustainability ambitions and we want to work in partnership with you to ensure you achieve them.
We achieve more together and collaboration is key to delivering climate resilience!