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20 Apr 2018

As the market place becomes increasingly competitive and there is a need to be able to differentiate oneself as a high performer.

Authors Andy Lewry, James Fisher and Matt Holden discuss how sustainability results in high performance buildings. They concluded that Sustainability in general and the third-party certification of sustainability are becoming more mainstream across institutional grade real estate. In reviewing the latest literature and through our industry networks, we have noted a shift in the argument in recent times away from a “green premium” to a “brown discount”, especially within the London office market, that seems to indicate a shift from a developing market for sustainability to a mature market where sustainable credentials come hand in hand with top level assets.

The full article is available here.

On a similar note Dr Andy Lewry of BREEAM chats to MBStv about the value of high-performing buildings; and why buildings that don’t come up to scratch are seeing rent values falling under the ‘brown discount’ in an interview with Modern Building Services.


Andy Lewry
About the Author
I am a chartered engineer and scientist; and an expert in Carbon and Energy Management with 19 years varied technical, marketing and management experience preceded by a further 10 years similar experience within various parts of the Environmental and Construction Sectors. I also have in-depth knowledge of sustainability issues including BREEAM, Home Quality Mark, ISO 14001 and 50001. In addition to being a Fellow of both the Institute of Materials (IOM3) and the Energy Managers Association I have qualified as a project manager at Practitioner level for Prince 2 and Agile. Over the last 10 years, I have had a leading role in investigating the “performance gap” – why buildings do not meet their design expectations in operation. I’m also qualified at Building Information Management (BIM) Level 2 as a certified BIM Informed Profession.

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