News 28th November 2023

The Managing Agents Partnership (MAP) of the Better Buildings Partnership launches the Managing for Performance Framework. This framework aims to optimise in-use energy performance for commercial buildings.

The Framework aims to acknowledge the pivotal role of the property management industry, fostering collaboration among stakeholders. It recognises the industry’s significance in championing energy performance.

Focusing particularly on multi-let offices, the Managing for Performance Framework has been designed in three key stages, offering practical guidance on:

(1) assessing a building’s current performance relative to industry benchmarks and its own specification,

(2) enhancing the management and operational aspects of a building for optimal energy performance,

(3) maintaining and achieving peak in-use performance with a focus on identifying areas for strategic focus and investment to enhance building efficiency.

Crafted to enhance professional understanding, the Framework connects with other BBP guidance. This includes the BBP Responsible Property Management Toolkit, providing extra practical advice on integrating sustainability into property management.

Industry stakeholders, including MAP, BBP Members, and technical experts, collaboratively co-created the Framework. The aim is to drive optimal in-use performance and reduce associated emissions.

Commercial real estate professionals are invited by the BBP to explore this framework. The goal is to unlock the in-use energy performance potential of buildings under their management.

Vicky Cotton, ESG Director at Workman, Chair of the BBP’s Managing Agents Partnership, and Co-Chair of the Managing for Performance Working Group, (pictured below) said: “The launch of the Managing for Performance Framework marks a significant milestone for the Managing Agents Partnership. There has been a growing need for guidance that can credibly support property managers in closing the performance in-use gap, so we are thrilled to have launched a Framework designed to meet that demand.

Managing for Performance Framework

Sarah Ratcliffe, CEO of the Better Buildings Partnership, said: One of our key aims at the BBP is to develop common approaches, stimulating the property industry to deliver buildings that perform better. We are therefore delighted to launch the Managing for Performance Framework to the industry. By providing a structured approach and actionable steps, we hope this Framework will empower property managers to narrow the divide between the expected and actual in-use energy performance of buildings they manage.”

Carl Brooks, Global Head of ESG – Property Management at CBRE and Co-Chair of the Managing for Performance Working Group, said: ““Property owners are increasingly setting targets for the energy performance of their assets linked to wider ambitions toward net zero. We hope this Framework provides Property Managers with practical guidance on how to assess building performance today, and clarity around where investment is needed to drive energy reduction and efficiency aligned with those ambitions.”

Find out more about The Better Buildings Partnership’s Managing Agents Partnership (MAP) Managing for Performance Framework.