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Training for Building Performance

Low Carbon Fit Out Guide for Retail 2012
Land Securities

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The 2012 version of Land Securities’ Low Carbon Fit Out Guide for Retail aims to help retailers understand how to achieve energy and carbon savings through efficient design and operation of their shop fit outs.

Examples show the bottom-line benefits of best-practice, energy efficient design and operation to give retailers the hard evidence and ammunition to help drive change.

The guide is aimed at decision makers rather than designers as these are the people who need to understand the drivers and the benefits that energy efficient design can have. They need to be convinced that a new approach is needed so that they can instruct their design teams to meet the challenge and provide the necessary budget and time to allow them to do it.

The guide was developed by Land Securities’ engineering and sustainability department with support from Hoare Lea & Partners Ltd. The in-house team comprised experienced mechanical and electrical engineers, energy managers, sustainability specialists and BREEAM assessors. The new version includes information on cutting-edge lighting technologies and sustainable design. It also includes advice on the recent and future changes to legislation and national policy, together with a useful checklist to help make sure all the opportunities to reduce energy use have been considered.

In addition, a ‘Green Building Guide’ provides help on how to achieve the best possible BREEAM rating; this expands the scope to include other environmental issues such as water conservation and pollution.

While the guide has been distributed to retailers on its new developments,Land Securities is very keen to make it more widely available in the industry to help improve standards across the board. The document is available for download and the company is seeking every opportunity to promote it in industry publications to achieve its objective of sharing knowledge.


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