As the ESG regulatory landscape continues to evolve throughout the built environment, whether this is focused on energy efficiency, planning or social value, it is imperative to be able to properly navigate around these.
We can help you with built environment sustainability. Every business will require a different level of support and we adapt our approach to support each client's needs. Below are examples of some of the areas we can add value to your business and help you to achieve your sustainability objectives.
We are members of The Chancery Lane Project which seeks to develop new contracts and model laws to help fight climate change. Members of the team are very involved in helping develop a new legal clause "The Aatmay Clause" which provides for the inclusion of sustainable and circular economy principles in lease obligations relating to repair and alterations.
We advise clients in relation to making their buildings greener including the financing, development, construction, retrofitting, and third-party certification (including BREEAM/LEED certification) of commercial, energy, retail, leisure, industrial, and residential projects.
Protecting against costly disputes
We offer advice regarding emerging contractual and litigation issues in the design and construction of green buildings, including BREEAM/LEED-certified buildings.
Planning to be green from the outset
We can advise clients throughout the planning process as local governments heighten focus on sustainable development and biodiversity issues.
We represent landlords, tenants and investors with regard to green leasing, including drafting and negotiating agreements for lease, signed letters, memorandums of understanding, leases and related legal documents.
We advise clients on green funding and suggesting ways in which funds can be structured for a greener investment.
Relationship and membership with the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC)
As corporate members, we introduce clients to key stakeholders in the UKGBC for further advice on things such as the Circular Economy and Towards Net Zero initiatives to get ahead.