The Low Carbon Workplace Charter
SIGNING THE LOW CARBON WORKPLACE CHARTER IS A COMMITMENT BY THE OCCUPIER TO USE THEIR OFFICE BUILDING IN LINE WITH ITS LOW CARBON DESIGN AND SPECIFICATION
Usually, the occupiers of low carbon refurbished buildings do not benefit from specific support on how to minimise their offices’ ongoing carbon emissions. This traditional gap between landlords’ and occupiers’ remits can lead to “occupational carbon” creeping back into the building’s carbon lifecycle and hampering the buildings energy efficiency potential.
The Low Carbon Workplace Charter represents a joint commitment and understanding between the occupier and Low Carbon Workplace Ltd to operate and maintain their workplace in line with its low carbon design and build specification. It is signed early in the engagement process, usually before or at the point of lease signature, by a senior executive in the occupier’s organisation and at Low Carbon Workplace Ltd.
The Charter is underpinned by a support agreement that outlines the actions required to work towards certification to the Low Carbon Workplace Standard. It signals to employees and stakeholders that the occupier and Low Carbon Workplace Ltd are working together towards certification to the Carbon Trust’s Low Carbon Workplace Standard – recognition of the occupier’s class-leading carbon footprint and a commitment to its ongoing management.