Entries by Ed Gabbitas

Real Estate Sustainability Performance (& Skydiving)

Skydiving can make you anxious. You may be reluctant to try it, you may not even entertain the thought of doing it. You’d certainly want to know that safety has been thoroughly planned, that you’re dealing with an experienced crew and a plane that actually works. Once you do it though, you’ll probably love it, […]

EVORA appoints new Associate Director

I am delighted to announce that Louise Russell has been promoted to Associate Director. Louise is EVORA’s longest serving employee and we couldn’t be more thrilled to offer her this opportunity in recognition of her hard work. She was our first Junior Consultant when Chris, Paul and I started the company six years ago and […]

ISO 50001 2018 revision

Earlier this week, the International Standard for Energy Management Systems (EnMS), ISO 50001 was given its official reboot through the launch of the 2018 revision; updating the 2011 issue. Organisations with existing ISO 50001 certifications have up to three years to transfer to the new standard. Whereas, businesses seeking energy management accreditation for the first […]

GRESB Verification: Why it’s important our Top Tips for success

One of the more notable changes that GRESB has introduced for the 2018 survey is their approach for verifying participant’s answers. Starting in 2018, GRESB (or more accurately, their parent company GBCI), will perform a deep dive (termed Validation Plus) on all participants for a subset of questions and indicators. Previously, the approach was to […]

Real Estate Sustainability: Planning for 2018

The new year heralds new journeys for individuals and organisations as we seek to learn from experiences in 2017 and focus on opportunities that preserve and enhance ‘value’ in the myriad forms that it takes. It is a tremendously exciting 2018 for EVORA and one that has started incredibly positively. We are looking to forward […]

CRC Scrappage: Winners and Losers

Today marks the end of the monitoring period for the third year of Phase 2 of the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC): the seventh year the scheme has operated. That means in two years, CRC Participants will be starting to collate, report and then pay for their relevant emissions for the final time. Understandably, that can’t […]

CRC Annual Report Publication: Key Results for Phase 2

The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme Annual Report Publication (ARP) covering the first 2 compliance years of Phase 2 has been published today. CRC Annual Report: key results Key results for Phase 2 to the end of the 2015/16 compliance year show: Total revenue through carbon allowance purchases in 2015/16 increased 18.2% to £902,957,350 compared to […]

Legal Update: Heat Network Regulations

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has confirmed that no regulatory action will be taken for non-compliance with key requirements set out in the Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014; namely, in relation to ‘heat suppliers’ testing whether it is cost-effective to fit heat meters in multi-occupancy buildings, and where appropriate, […]