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Updated Environmental Code

16 September 2010

IPD this week released the new, improved edition of its Environment Code that measures and compares the enivronmental impact of buildings anywhere in the world

Launched at an Environmental Briefing in London this week, the updated IPD Environment Code provides a good-practice global measurement standard and can be used to measure and compare the environmental impact of any type of building anywhere in the world.
The Code has been enhanced in a number of areas and can be applied by end users or advisors of corporate real estate to:
 gain clarity on environmental costs of all buildings in an estate
 compare environmental performance of buildings
 gain a clear and concise overview of relevant accreditation standards and legal compliance
 support effective decision-making on resource usage and waste production
 accurately and confidently communicate environmental improvements.
Launched in February 2008, the Code sets a new global standard for measuring the environmental performance of buildings. Since then the Code has gone from strength to strength, receiving over 6,000 downloads across 75 countries. To further support its global application, a French version was launched in Paris during the summer (receiving a further 1,000 downloads), with a German version launched recently in Frankfurt.
Through the use of common terminology, the Code enables property executives to compare the environmental performance of buildings anywhere in the world. It is applicable to a broad range of property types from retail shops and offices to hospitals, universities, hotels and airports.
The key updates to the Code are:
 The flexibility to adapt to international Green accreditation (LEED, BREEAM, Greenstar)
 Simple reporting for CRC, EPC & DEC requirements
 Adaptations to acknowledge increased investor focus.
The new edition also includes more expert analysis from our sponsors to increase the value of the document as an industry guide, as well as case studies based on clients’ experiences to illustrate how both landlords and tenants can achieve better environmental performance.
CLICK HERE to download a copy of the code

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