Low Carbon Fit Out Guide
The new guide provides detailed practical guidance on how retailers can potentially reduce energy consumption by adopting best practice fit out design and specification, and effective energy management.
Land Securities are responsible for the development and operation of retail property assets throughout the United Kingdom. We recognise the need to put sustainability at the heart of the development process. However, our efforts are often limited by what we can influence when it comes to individual retail fit outs.
We believe that collaboration with retailers at the shop fit out design stage is essential if we are to maximise the potential opportunities for sustainable retailing. With this in mind, we developed the first edition of the Design Guide for Low Carbon Fit Out in 2010. The aim being to share our knowledge and experience with retailers on how to achieve low carbon fit out.
Technology, legislation and best practice has moved on since 2010. We have therefore brought the guide up to date in this new 2012 version. We have taken the opportunity to improve the guide and reflect on feedback that we have received from you, our customers.
This document has been developed in collaboration with one of the UK’s leading engineering design consultancies, Hoare Lea. They have drawn upon their wealth of experience in the retail sector to provide worked examples to illustrate the opportunities available to retailers by reviewing the current approach to fit out and comparing it with