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Projects: Projects for Investigator
Reference Number 2003-5-5-4
Status Completed
Energy Categories Energy Efficiency(Residential and commercial) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields SOCIAL SCIENCES (Law) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Ms A Langley
No email address given
Cardiff University
Award Type 3
Funding Source Carbon Trust
Start Date 01 May 2003
End Date 30 May 2005
Duration 25 months
Total Grant Value £45,902
Industrial Sectors
Region Wales
Investigators Principal Investigator Ms A Langley , Engineering, Cardiff University (99.996%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , Environment Agency Wales. (0.001%)
Project Contact , Eversheds (0.001%)
Project Contact , King Sturge (0.001%)
Project Contact , RICS Foundation (0.001%)
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Objectives The aim of this project is to encourage incorporation of energy efficiency and environmental management into new lease contracts through development of a good practice guide for landlords and tenants. The guide will incorporate and build on the existing Code of Practice for Commercial Leases in England and Wales and will encourage uptake of the guidance document through: incorporation of feasible techniques and model lease clauses from R&D case studies into the document; working with the project consortium to disseminate the document to other stakeholders, property management consortiums, Associations and Professional Institutes.
Abstract The Code of Practice for Commercial Leases provides guidance for increased flexibility and shorter lease lengths, and encourages landlords to provide priced alternatives for services or facilities. Currently it does not include guidelines for landlords or tenants to incorporate energy efficiency and environmental management into leases. Buildings account for half the energy consumed in the UK. A typical office building could save 0.05 tonnes CO2/m2 with bottom-line business benefits. The goodpractice guide, based on the Code, will also respond to recent changes in the Building Regulations and European Directives (Energy Performance of Buildings). It will encourage and promote a sustained reduction in CO2 in the commercial sector. The project is divided into three phases: guide development, promotion through education and encouragement, and national dissemination. The resulting new document will provide UK-wide guidance, with added business incentives for landlords and tenants at negotiation stages, for incorporation of energy efficiency and environmental best practice into new lease contracts
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