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Event Recap: Insights into carbon reduction for property portfolios

Our Lead Net Zero Consultant, Amaad Ahmed, recently hosted an event at the British Retail Consortium’s head office and it was a huge success. The event was a fantastic opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals who are paving the way towards Net Zero.

A huge thank you to Amaad for expertly representing Amber. Here are some of the highlights if you missed it and Amaad’s key takeaways.

Presenting best practices for data driven buildings:

Amaad’s presentation went into great depth about reporting and collecting data for data driven buildings. Followed by a panel discussion which generated insightful conversation about benchmarking to reduce emissions associated with a business’s estate. Amber was joined by the likes of Lush, John Lewis, Co-Op, and UK Green Building Council (UKGBC). This mix of businesses provided useful insight into the challenges associated with emission-reducing projects, but also the possible achievements and wins.

Top 3 event highlights:

Bridging connections: The event brought together retail businesses all grappling with similar sustainability challenges. The exchange of ideas fostered collaboration and the collective commitment to environmental stewardship.

Real world challenges: The discussion highlighted the hurdles retail estates are facing when it comes to meeting leased spaces with sustainability commitments set out by the business. Illuminating how contractual obligations and sustainability goals can clash. As well as highlighting the need for new business strategies that align with sustainability interests.

UKGBC are leading the way: The UKGBC’s initiatives particularly stood out in their efforts to model the energy and carbon reduction impacts of deep/light retrofits.

 Amaad’s key takeaway from the event:

“The event had a great demographic of attendees. It was a good mix of retail businesses and supporting companies, with an opportunity to gain different insightful perspectives.”

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