Sustainable construction and fit out
Cost benefit analysis (life cycle assessment)
Sustainable refurbishments and fit outs
C&W’s Corporate Commitment to Environmental Sustainability
C&W leads by example through a commitment to reduce the environmental footprint of the buildings we occupy and manage, engaging our employees and clients in these efforts, and through thought leadership.
Leading by example.
Cushman & Wakefield is a Founding Member of the International Sustainability Alliance [link to http://www.internationalsustainabilityalliance.org], the only member-owned international sustainability benchmarking organisation. Membership enables us to measure and benchmark the sustainability performance of both our own and our managed client properties across Europe against thousands of other buildings of all types in the region, using a standard set of sustainability KPIs developed by ISA.
In the UK every property we manage has been registered for BREEAM In-Use. BREEAM In Use monitors and drives the environmental performance of existing buildings and our involvement in the development and roll out of this rating system was a real estate industry first.
Employees, education, and engagement
We support focused education and training that keep our workforce at the cutting edge of sustainability. C&W maintains numerous knowledge and best-practice sharing networks including our Energy & Sustainability Task Force and specialty practice groups. In 2011over 150 Cushman & Wakefield professionals across Europe trained to be LEED Green Associates, providing clients with sustainability specialists across the spectrum of our services.
Serious engagement, partnering with technical experts, and taking part in industry dialogue to develop and mould legislation beneficial to the building industry are among our thought leadership priorities. As members of the UK Green Building Council our professionals engage in active programs to develop sustainability within the real estate industry. C&W also provides client-focused education including seminars, market briefings, and industry publications.
C&W was recognised as a ‘Leader in Sustainable Real Estate’ by independent analyst firm Verdantix. Our clients’ properties have enjoyed top industry awards for green building and other sustainability achievements [link to 3M Italy case study]. We are honoured to have received the CoreNet Global 2011 award for Industry Excellence & Sustainability Leadership – 2011.