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Colliers joins key sustainability programs

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Colliers will provide agency input for NABERS and the Green Building Council of Australia advisory programs.

Following on from Colliers’ recent Asia Pacific ESG Task Force announcement and the introduction of Head of Sustainability Lisa Hinde, the company will contribute to sustainability strategies aimed to impact property management across the country.

Lisa Hindle, Colliers’ ESG Task Force Environmental Lead says with 11.4 million sqm of property under management with Colliers alone, the potential to create real environmental change is here.

“In line with our own commitments to track and report on our carbon emissions, these long-term engagements with NABERS and the GBCA not only benefit our own teams in guiding and preparing the direction of our local industry in Australia, but it also sends a strong signal to our clients,” Lisa says. “The fact Colliers is contributing to the development of these new frameworks, will ensure the outcome is representative and relevant to their operations in this emerging carbon constrained economy.”

Colliers is the only major agency assigned to the Green Building Council Advisory (GBCA).

GRESB recognises the Green Star standard as part of the ‘operational third-party rating’, so in an operational sense, property management and facilities management teams are at the frontline of delivering the necessary actions to achieve points in this rating.

“On this basis, Colliers’ involvement in guiding the application of these standards is instrumental in the success of clients’ ratings and the properties under our management,” Lisa adds. “As the Green Star standards had not been updated since 2017, Colliers representative appointment to the GBCA Expert Advisory panel earlier this year to oversee the development of the next iteration of the framework has been pursued to keep it in line with the World Green Building Council net zero objectives for real estate.”

NABERS establishes performance benchmarks for various asset classes to support owners and occupiers in assessing their environmental performance against peers for energy, water, waste and indoor environment.

Colliers will work with NABERS to help guide their approach in defining energy and water benchmarks for the industrial sector.

“The result of our advice will inform the first industrial ratings in Australia and not only upskill our teams to handle requests from our existing and future clients to facilitate these ratings, but also allow us to extend the opportunity to be the first rated under this new benchmark,” Lisa says. “Alongside this, we will support our Clients to receive a 20% discount from NABERS when they participate in this first cohort.”

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