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A combination of good management practices, upgrades in technology and engagement with tenants achieved a 22% reduction in energy consumption at 2 Minster Court over a five-year period.
Industry: Commercial Property
Minster Court is a large multi-let 'Grade A' commercial office building in the heart of the City of London.
No major energy efficiency projects had been carried out at Minster Court since it was built in the late 1980s. This meant there were many opportunities to reduce energy consumption within the building by upgrading technology and management practices.
Our approach to reducing energy consumption involved a number of small, low-profile interventions - a textbook example of ‘little things making a big difference’. These interventions involved the following changes to management and tenant engagement:
Changes to the management regime:
Changes to tenant engagement:
A series of tenant and landlord refits were completed by December 2010. Our specification for refurbishing vacant floors incorporates measures such as:
All our efforts contributed to a 22% improvement in energy efficiency at Minster Court between 2008/09 and 2012/13.
A significant reduction in water consumption was also achieved during this period thanks to the introduction of effective water-saving measures such as altering the cooling tower settings to reduce the number of automatic drain downs.
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