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Sustainable Property Guide

The Sustainable Property Guide has been designed and developed in partnership with Colonial First State Global Asset Management.

The Guide provides the commercial property sector with the tools to integrate sustainability into core business activities and asset management, including comprehensive step-by-step guidance, case studies and a range of practical checklists and worksheets.

The Guide has been broken into five sections and may be downloaded individually along with supporting worksheets.

Complete guide

Sustainable property guide (PDF 5.0MB)

Individual sections

Section 1.0 - Sustainability in the commercial property sector

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Section 1.0 - Sustainability in the commercial property sector

Includes

  • 1.1 Sustainability - the business context
  • 1.2 Industry overview: sustainable development, 'green' buildings and building rating schemes
  • 1.3 Climate change, global warming and the built environment
09129SPGSection1.pdf
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Worksheets
1.2A Characteristics of sustainable property development 09129SPGwsheet1.2A.pdf
(PDF 88kb)
09129SPGwsheet1.2A.doc
(DOC 69kb)
1.2B Environmental benchmarks 09129SPGwsheet1.2B.pdf
(PDF 163kb)
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Section 2.0 - Becoming a sustainable organisation

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Section 2.0 - Becoming a sustainable organisation

Includes

  • 2.1 Building the business case for your organisation
  • 2.2 Implementing sustainability throughout your organisation
  • 2.3 Developing a sustainability policy and strategic goals for your organisation
  • 2.4 Adapting to climate change
09129SPGSection2.pdf
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Worksheets
2.1A Sustainability business case template 09129SPGwsheet2.1A.pdf
(PDF 23kb)
09129SPGwsheet2.1A.doc
(DOC 56kb)
2.1B Which sustainability project? Evaluating the options 09129SPGwsheet2.1B.pdf
(PDF 22kb)
09129SPGwsheet2.1B.doc
(DOC 55kb)
2.2A Implementing sustainability: checklist 09129SPGwsheet2.2A.pdf
(PDF 24kb)
09129SPGwsheet2.2A.doc
(DOC 65kb)
2.2B Sample charter for a Sustainability Committee 09129SPGwsheet2.2B.pdf
(PDF 30kb)
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2.2C Innovation checklist 09129SPGwsheet2.2C.pdf
(PDF 31kb)
09129SPGwsheet2.2C.doc
(DOC 65kb)
2.4A Risks relating to climate change 09129SPGwsheet2.4A.pdf
(PDF 33kb)
09129SPGwsheet2.4A.doc
(DOC 75kb)
2.4B Opportunities arising from climate change 09129SPGwsheet2.4B.pdf
(PDF 31kb)
09129SPGwsheet2.4B.doc
(DOC 67kb)

Section 3.0 - Sustainability and property management

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Section 3.0 - Sustainability and property management

Includes

  • 3.1 Incorporating sustainability into decision making
  • 3.2 Sustainability and property acquisitions
  • 3.3 Tenant engagement and green leases
  • 3.4 Assessing sustainability performance
  • 3.5 Managing energy
  • 3.6 Managing water
  • 3.7 Managing waste and recycling
  • 3.8 Managing indoor environment quality
  • 3.9 Responsible refrigerant use
09129SPGSection3.pdf
(PDF 1460kb)
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Worksheets
3.1A Sustainability business case template 09129SPGwsheet3.1A.pdf
(PDF 23kb)
09129SPGwsheet3.1A.doc
(DOC 56kb)
3.1B Sustainability project evaluation 09129SPGwsheet3.1B.pdf
(PDF 22kb)
09129SPGwsheet3.1B.doc
(DOC 58kb)
3.1C Sustainability project payback - worked example 09129SPGwsheet3.1C.pdf
(PDF 27kb)
09129SPGwsheet3.1C.doc
(DOC 87kb)
3.2A Sustainability evaluation - property acquisition phase 09129SPGwsheet3.2A.pdf
(PDF 43kb)
09129SPGwsheet3.2A.doc
(DOC 238kb)
3.3A Building rules and regulations - sustainability clauses 09129SPGwsheet3.3A.pdf
(PDF 38kb)
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3.3B Green lease checklist 09129SPGwsheet3.3B.pdf
(PDF 29kb)
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3.4A Property sustainability data template 09129SPGwsheet3.4A.pdf
(PDF 56kb)
09129SPGwsheet3.4A.doc
(DOC 329kb)
3.4B Portfolio sustainability data template 09129SPGwsheet3.4B.pdf
(PDF 75kb)
09129SPGwsheet3.4B.doc
(DOC 328kb)
3.4C Monthly property sustainability report 09129SPGwsheet3.4C.pdf
(PDF 24kb)
09129SPGwsheet3.4C.xls
(XLS 25kb)
3.4D Annual resource efficiency review 09129SPGwsheet3.4D.pdf
(PDF 33kb)
09129SPGwsheet3.4D.doc
(DOC 130kb)
3.5A Energy action plan 09129SPGwsheet3.5A.pdf
(PDF 40kb)
09129SPGwsheet3.5A.doc
(DOC 256kb)
3.5B Energy checklist - base building 09129SPGwsheet3.5B.pdf
(PDF 40kb)
09129SPGwsheet3.5B.doc
(DOC 168kb)
3.6A Water action plan 09129SPGwsheet3.6A.pdf
(PDF 34kb)
09129SPGwsheet3.6A.doc
(DOC 219kb)
3.6B Water saving checklist 09129SPGwsheet3.6B.pdf
(PDF 47kb)
09129SPGwsheet3.6B.doc
(DOC 134kb)
3.6C Planning a water audit - scope of work checklist 09129SPGwsheet3.6C.pdf
(PDF 26kb)
09129SPGwsheet3.6C.doc
(DOC 60kb)
3.7A Property waste and recycling review 09129SPGwsheet3.7A.pdf
(PDF 115kb)
09129SPGwsheet3.7A.doc
(DOC 266kb)
3.7B Waste and recycling action plan 09129SPGwsheet3.7B.pdf
(PDF 32kb)
09129SPGwsheet3.7B.doc
(DOC 166kb)
3.7C Waste collection contract checklist 09129SPGwsheet3.7C.pdf
(PDF 24kb)
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3.7D Clauses for cleaning, waste and recycling contracts 09129SPGwsheet3.7D.pdf
(PDF 45kb)
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3.8A Indoor environment review 09129SPGwsheet3.8A.pdf
(PDF 33kb)
09129SPGwsheet3.8A.doc
(DOC 132kb)
3.8B Indoor pollutant sources and tips on mitigation 09129SPGwsheet3.8B.pdf
(PDF 30kb)
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3.8C Indoor air quality considerations during fitouts 09129SPGwsheet3.8C.pdf
(PDF 26kb)
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3.8D Tenant survey: indoor environment quality 09129SPGwsheet3.8D.pdf
(PDF 41kb)
09129SPGwsheet3.8D.doc
(DOC 218kb)
3.9A Refrigerant and equipment review 09129SPGwsheet3.9A.pdf
(PDF 25kb)
09129SPGwsheet3.9A.doc
(DOC 79kb)
3.9B Refrigerant gases register 09129SPGwsheet3.9B.pdf
(PDF 21kb)
09129SPGwsheet3.9B.doc
(DOC 75kb)

Section 4.0 - Sustainability and project delivery

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Section 4.0 - Sustainability and project delivery

Includes

  • 4.1 Sustainable building through design management
  • 4.2 Sustainable building projects through tendering
  • 4.3 Sustainable fitouts
  • 4.4 Sustainable base building refurbishment (retrofitting)
  • 4.5 Reporting sustainability outcomes
09129SPGSection4.pdf
(PDF 687kb)
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Worksheets
4.1A Sustainable Design Plan (SDP) template 09129SPGwsheet4.1A.pdf
(PDF 50kb)
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4.1B Choosing the appropriate environmental rating tool 09129SPGwsheet4.1B.pdf
(PDF 28kb)
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4.2A Environmental specifications - building refurbishment and fitout projects 09129SPGwsheet4.2A.pdf
(PDF 42kb)
09129SPGwsheet4.2A.doc
(DOC 91kb)
4.2B Environmental evaluation of project tenders 09129SPGwsheet4.2B.pdf
(PDF 66kb)
09129SPGwsheet4.2B.doc
(DOC 130kb)
4.3A Checklist for sustainable fitouts 09129SPGwsheet4.3A.pdf
(PDF 58kb)
09129SPGwsheet4.3A.doc
(DOC 151kb)
4.5A Project completion sustainability report 09129SPGwsheet4.5A.pdf
(PDF 30kb)
09129SPGwsheet4.5A.doc
(DOC 97kb)

Section 5.0 - Sustainability and the supply chain

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Section 5.0 - Sustainability and the supply chain

Includes

  • 5.1 Greening the supply chain
  • 5.2 Sustainable services and supply through tendering
09129SPGSection5.pdf
(PDF 609kb)
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Worksheets
5.1A Supplier relationships 09129SPGwsheet5.1A.pdf
(PDF 84kb)
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5.1B Supply chain risks and opportunities 09129SPGwsheet5.1B.pdf
(PDF 81kb)
09129SPGwsheet5.1B.doc
(PDF 50kb)
5.1C Supplier engagement strategies 09129SPGwsheet5.1C.pdf
(PDF 92kb)
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5.2A Specifications for building management services and supplies 09129SPGwsheet5.2A.pdf
(PDF 99kb)
09129SPGwsheet5.2A.doc
(DOC 87kb)
5.2B Criteria for building management, waste and cleaning services 09129SPGwsheet5.2B.pdf
(PDF 99kb)
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5.2C Evaluating tenders for building management services and supplies 09129SPGwsheet5.2C.pdf
(PDF 93kb)
09129SPGwsheet5.2C.doc
(DOC 126kb)

 

 

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