May 2010 RICS and Sustainability Managing change in a changing world Ursula Hartenberger
May 2010 Why care about sustainability in the CIS? Because:
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May 2010 . and of course also because...... global energy supplies are limited X
May 2010 A Quick Market Snapshot Sustainability is a critical business issue in companies today (cap and trade, carbon taxes). Sustainability is high on political agendas of governments worldwide. Sustainability is increasingly becoming part of CSR strategies. Sustainability is mainly driven by the business bottom line and client demand. Sustainability is mostly driven by younger professionals.
May 2010 RICS and Sustainability- Why we are involved To meet the demand from clients and members for support regarding related risks as well as opportunities. To provide the vision the profession needs to take advantage of the emerging low carbon sector. To influence governments to ensure that policy sets the right conditions to transform the property market. To make a tangible contribution to energy and CO2 emissions savings.
May 2010 Why we need to be involved A glimpse of the future "With mounting regulation, greater accountability and heightened levels of compliance there will be more parties, players and participants in the processes of the built environment. Source: Built Environment Foresight 2030: The Sustainable Development Imperative
May 2010 Why are RICS members ideally placed to manage change towards more sustainable business practices in Land, Property and Construction? All the phases of the property life cycle are represented within RICS: RICS members are information managers for sustainable property in society. RICS members are planners, developers, asset managers, valuers, cost consultants, facilities managers,etc. RICS members are bound by high ethical professional standards.
May 2010 RICS Sustainability Strategy - What should be the focus? Accurate measurement and reporting because: We cannot hope to manage climate change unless we measure it accurately ( Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-general, September 2009) Creation of value for sustainable property
May 2010 Applying Sustainable Development Principles to Property, Land and Construction Social Fits needs of users, and is acceptable to wider community Environmental Minimises impact on the local and global environment Economic Financial returns are demonstrably acceptable
May 2010 Sustainability at RICS - where we have come from - a snapshot (2005-2009) RICS joins Forum for the Future in developing Professions in Partnership for Sustainability and adopts its Sustainability policy in 2005. RICS adopts new mandatory APC/ATC competency in Sustainability in 2006. RICS signs Vancouver Valuation Accord in March 2007. RICS sets up Presidential Commission for Disaster Management in 2007. RICS establishes a cross-professional sustainability working group in 2008 to provide a focal point for the development and dissemination of guidance and research and plus a virtual online community open to all members. RICS signs Copenhagen Communiqu in September 2009. RICS launches Sustainable Valuation Information Paper in September 2009. RICS launches Global Climate Change Strategy in New York in November 2009.
May 2010 Sustainability at RICS Member Groups Sustainability Working Group Sustainability Online Community Sustainable Valuation Group Oceania Sustainable Steering Group Germany Sustainability Working Group France Sustainability Working Group Americas Sustainability Working Group
May 2010 Recently published Research & Guidance
May 2010 Forthcoming Research 2010+ The linkages between sustainability and productivity in commercial office buildings Global Zero Carbon Capacity Index Changes in occupier and investor behaviour due to energy efficiency labelling Improving the market impact of energy certification by introducing energy efficiency and life cycle costs into property valuation
May 2010 Events agenda 2009/2010 ASIA Urban Renewal Strategy Conference Hong Kong, July 2009 CityScape, Singapore, May 2010 UK UN Land Tenure Event London, January 2010 EcoBuild London, March 2010 Europe (non-UK) Adaptation and Mitigation: The Land Manager and the Climate Challenge Copenhagen, Dec 2009 Changing Climate Changing Lifestyle The Role of Housing in the EU Brussels, March-June 2010 Tightening the Green Belt- Crowded Cities as Environmental Role Models Brussels, March 2010 COBRA Paris, September 2010 INDIA Urban Sustainability & Green Buildings, New Delhi, May 2009, July 2010 RICS at CONSTRU INDIA, Mumbai, Dec 2009 AMERICAS Global Climate Change Strategy Launch, New York, Nov 2009 Vancouver Valuation Accord at Globe Vancouver, March 2010 MENEA COBRA Cape Town, September 2009 Oceania Building Standards & Making Money from Green Sydney, September 2009
May 2010 Sustainability Communication Tools www.rics.org/sustainability
May 2010 Other Products Ska Environmental Rating Tool for Office fit outs Ska differs from other tools in the following ways: Only covers the fit out of a building and not the building Is fast and easily applicable Can be tailored to the individual project Covers detailed aspects such as recycling of office furniture and equipment Is free of charge
May 2010 Ska Rating Comparison of asset labels for fit-out Ska Rating BREEAM Offices 2008 LEED Commercial Interiors Project drivenYesNo Flexible scoping - can be tailored to match the scope of the project by only identifying measures that can influenced by the project team YesNoYes Free guidanceYesNo Doesnt rely on base building credits beyond control of project team. Only covers the fit-out of a building and doesnt draw in issues that relate to the base build (e.g. central plant, building envelope); YesNo Free self assessmentYesNo Measures 100% of the fit out. Covers detailed fit out issues not covered by other assessment methods, such as furniture recycling, and print room extracts; (CAT B and beyond) YesNo (c.40%)No (c.60%) UK market specificYes No Typical cost of full certification2-5k?18k+? Quick and easy to use to match the short duration of fit-out projectsYesNo Suitable for fit-out of existing buildingsYesNo
May 2010 Further Ongoing & Planned Projects 2010 and beyond RICS Sustainability Report Sutainability Glossary of Terms Sustainability-Best-Practice-Case-Study-Guidance Valuation & Sustainability VIP - Update & further work on value Post-September 2008 Green Value market analysis (Doing well by Doing good II) Further joint projects at UK Government and EU-level in the area of energy efficiency and training Extension of existing Global Sustainability Survey
May 2010 Caring about the environment we operate in RICS UK Carbon Footprint Report: Measuring Progress Cutting Waste Reducing Energy Consumption Monitoring Travel Next steps: Roll out reporting globally Development of a green procurement policy
May 2010 CSR activities: community work Staff volunteering days Fundraising Global RICS charity "Save the Children RICS marks 40th Earth Day anniversary across the globe
May 2010 Working to help others to help themselves BuildAction objectives: to meet the needs identified in the humanitarian sector by working in partnership with humanitarian and development organisations. to ensure that vulnerable communities hit by disaster receive effective professional support in order to improve their chances of social and economic recovery. BuildAction is the operational arm of the RICS Disaster Management Commission: providing professional expertise to support otherwise under-resourced projects. assigning volunteers to projects. supporting disaster management initiatives without discrimination and in line with the Red Cross and NGO Code of Conduct.
May 2010 International Development work - Africa Work with Good Earth Trust in Uganda Cooperation between BuildAction and the Good EarthTrust, to analyse the cost-effectiveness of using interlocking stabilised soil blocks (ISSB) as a substitute for burnt clay bricks. The blocks are made using a manually operated block-making machine manufactured in Kenya and are suitable for low cost housing and school construction. The study was based on using current construction costs and locally-collected background socio-economic data to research the potential market for carbon-neutral ISSB blocks and to Estimate expected carbon savings from using the blocks.
May 2010 International Development work - Haiti At the request of Habitat for Humanity, an international NGO, the Disaster Management Commission sent a BuildAction volunteer to Haiti, who provided post-earthquake rapid damage assessment training to 32 local engineers and helped carry out assessment of 400 buildings. The Commission is considering further requests for other built environment professional volunteers from UN agencies and NGOs to assist in reconstruction of shelter and social infrastructure.
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