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      Oxford Bulletin - Sustainability

      In the race to combat the immediate threat of climate change and global inequality, we applaud businesses across the world exiting markets and activities now rightly seen as unsustainable. Bidwells is on its’ own journey, with a recently appointed Head of Sustainability, and a clear vision for both where we want to be as a business and our ESG service offer to our clients.

      Bidwells is on its own journey

      Environmental Impact Assessments

      Adding value to minimise the environmental impact of your development or infrastructure projects from the outset and ensuring compliance with the legislative requirements of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).

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      More Sustainable Farming

      We work with you to identify how you can enhance the productivity of your land to ensure you maintain profitability whilst protecting the biodiversity your base resources depend on.

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      Carbon Lifecycle Analysis

      Carbon is emitted by a building when it's built, used, demolished and disposed of but materials have their own carbon life too. We’ll help you understand the past, present and future of your assets.

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      Net Zero Portfolio Strategy

      We need to think big and think combined to bring together all elements of sustainability to reach our targets. There is no single solution.

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      Planned Preventative Maintenance

      PPM stands for Planned Preventive Maintenance, which is also called planned maintenance or scheduled maintenance. PPM maintenance is carried out on an asset (like a piece of equipment, a property, or an element of a property) on a regular basis.

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      Energy Efficiency Standards

      On 1 April 2018, the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) came into force, making it against the law in England and Wales to agree a new lease or lease renewal on a property with an F or G Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating. From April 2023, this will apply to all existing commercial leases.

      The Government confirmed in the Energy White Paper (2020) that the future trajectory for the non-domestic MEES will be EPC ‘B’ minimum rating by 2030. The government’s intention is to have a stepped level of requirement for the next 8 years, gradually pushing EPC required ratings to D and then C by 2027, finally achieving the aim of B rating requirements by 2030. There our exemptions to these requirements including long leases and third party consents (planning, listed building consent etc.), however it is anticipated that this exemptions will have time constraints attached to them.

      It is vitally important to prepare properties for the coming legislation, without achieving the required EPC rating commercial assets will be unlettable.


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