The Planet Mark for Properties, a new sustainability certification provided by Planet First in partnership with the Eden Project, is the first of its type to combine robust measurement, occupier engagement and communications.
The official launch of this certification will take place at Holborn Bars, Holborn, at a joint event between Planet First and The Building Futures Group a leading voice for the housing, property, cleaning, parking and facilities management industries.
The Planet Mark for Properties focuses on reducing carbon, energy, water and waste by engaging occupiers in the process. The certification provides an annual carbon footprint measurement and minimum reduction target of 2.5%.
Working with landlords, property owners and facilities managers, the certification provides a survey and advice to highlight, mobilise and incentivise Sustainability Champions in each property, including the provision of free tickets to the Eden Project. It also includes a substantial database of toolkits and materials to drive continuous improvement.
Supported by CIBSE FM, Energy Managers Association and This Week in FM the launch will be accompanied by speakers representing commercial, public and industrial property as well as current and future energy policy.
Lord Redesdale, CEO, Energy Managers Association
Sarah Beattie, Senior Environment Manager, Land Securities
Simon Cox, First Vice President Project Management and UK Sustainability Officer, Prologis
Sarah Bentley, CEO, The Building Futures Group
Steve Malkin, CEO, Planet First
Matthew Webb, Senior Energy & Carbon Strategy Manager, London Underground and Rail
Steve Malkin, CEO, Planet First said, “The Planet Mark for Properties enables individuals to take part in sustainability initiatives in their place of work, giving them materials they need to drive improvement and measure and report on their progress. It will help build relationships between occupiers and their landlord which in turn helps reduce cost and carbon emissions in individual buildings and across estates. ’
The event is supported by a number of property service suppliers who have achieved The Planet Mark sustainability certification for their operations, including the A Group, Acorn Engineering Group, Bywaters, GreenZone Cleaning and Support Services and Rubicon Interiors.