BBP Sustainability Benchmarking Toolkit
Benchmarking is a starting point for all businesses that want to reduce their carbon footprint but is a step often missed within the industry. All too often organisations embark on carbon saving programmes without fully understanding how their buildings operate and where savings can most effectively be made.
The purpose of this Toolkit is two fold, to present the Better Buildings Partnership’s experience of sustainability benchmarking, and to propose some principles for best practice which may be of interest and assistance to others in the property sector who have a desire to improve the environmental performance of their buildings
Benchmarking has numerous benefits in terms of allowing organisations to assess performance trends of buildings or portfolios over time, set targets and meet growing legislative and regulatory requirements, but most importantly it can identify where carbon saving action is most appropriate and where the greatest savings can be made.