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The Better Buildings Partnership regularly publishes blog pieces, news articles, toolkits and case studies that highlight the latest sustainability developments in the UK commercial real estate industry. The resources can be filtered hereunder by topic, type and member.

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  • BBP’s Managing Agents Partnership Launches Market Transformational Framework

    28 November 2023

    The Managing Agents Partnership (MAP) has launched a transformative Managing for Performance Framework to drive optimal in-use energy performance of commercial buildings. The Framework recognises the pivotal role that the property management industry plays in championing energy performance and fostering collaboration among property owners, facilities managers, occupiers, and suppliers.

    Topic: Property Management

    Type: News

  • Bio-enzyme Cleaning Cuts Carbon and Boosts Wellbeing at The Bower

    02 December 2021

    At The Bower in Old Street, London, the owner Helical PLC and managing agent Ashdown Phillips ran an innovative tender process that led to the introduction of bio-enzyme cleaning. All products are now distilled on-site, avoiding single-use plastics, cutting carbon emissions and delivering healthier cleaning performance with less use of hazardous chemicals. Following the success of this pilot, the team is now exploring opportunities to rollout bio-enzyme cleaning at additional sites.

    Topic: Property Management

    Type: Case Studies

    Member: Ashdown Phillips

  • Frasers Property Achieves Two Global Firsts for Wellbeing

    30 November 2021

    Frasers Property UK has become the first company in the world to gain a three-star Fitwel accreditation for wellbeing excellence at a business park. It has also achieved the largest Fitwel certified area globally, following the successful accreditation of three business parks: Winnersh Triangle, Chineham Park and Farnborough – the latter achieving the coveted three-star rating. The Fitwel standard assesses holistic health and provides a blueprint for positive changes that are scientifically proven to enhance occupier health and wellbeing.

    Topic: Property Management

    Type: Case Studies

    Member: MAPP

  • Core Provisions

    03 February 2021

    Managing agents have a critical role to play in improving the sustainability performance of the buildings they manage. They are an intrinsic part of the day-to-day management of commercial property and often at the ‘coal face’ of addressing sustainability in the built environment. To address this, in September 2016, members of the Managing Agents Partnership launched Integrating Sustainability into Property Management: Core Provisions, a framework that sets out the core activities which should be undertaken by any managing agent as part of their standard property management offering to clients.

    Topic: Property Management

    Type: Projects


    09 June 2021

    Environmental and social issues are increasingly important for real estate investors and occupiers. Meeting these stakeholders’ expectations involves considering sustainability throughout the property management lifecycle. This Responsible Property Management Toolkit provides practical guidance for asset managers, property managers and facilities managers on embedding sustainability within property management services.

    Topic: Property Management

    Type: Toolkits