Bruntwood

Commercial Property Developer

Member of UKGBC

125 buildings

697,618 m2 total floor area

10,955 tCO2e portfolio carbon emissions

740 employees

Bruntwood has been creating thriving cities for over forty years and is deeply connected with the cities it operates in. Bruntwood owns, lets and manages outstanding buildings, workspace, innovation and science facilities and plays a pivotal role in creating vibrant places and unlocking economic potential. In 2018, Bruntwood became the UK’s first commercial property company to join the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment, demonstrating its commitment to a more sustainable built environment.

 

1

Commit

Commit to all assets within direct control to to achieve net zero operational carbon by 2030.ll new developments and any major renovations of existing assets  will maximise embodied carbon reductions, and compensate for any remaining residual upfront embodied carbon emissions by 2030.

2

Disclose

Measure and disclose asset and portfolio energy consumption and whole life carbon data, where appropriate, via the Real Estate Environmental Benchmark programme and The Carbon Disclosure Project. Continue to improve data collection and reporting methodologies for all aspects of scope 1, 2 and 3 (embodied carbon) emissions.

3

Act

Develop and implement a decarbonisation roadmap which will include asset level plans across Bruntwood’s estate, covering both embodied and operational carbon,, taking  a whole life carbon approach. This will be updated annually and progress reported both internally and externally.

4

Verify

Instruct an independent third-party audit of scope 1 & 2 emissions annually to create a robust verification regime. Scope 3 (embodied carbon) will also be included from late 2022. Include verification of predicted performance through existing benchmarks and certification schemes for any new developments.

5

Advocate

Continue to use the current network of colleagues, customers and partners in communities of operation, to advocate for a just transition to a net zero economy. As industry leaders, Bruntwood will work to engage, educate and inspire others within the  value chain in a form of collaboration efforts towards a net zero future.

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