Liz worked with AIS Workplace on the design and construction of the British Ecological Society’s new offices on Wharf Road, London N1. Situated next to the canal, BES wished to ensure their new offices incorporated and reflected nature’s elements and had reclaimed and recycled finishes. The carpets sourced from Interface had Environmental Product Declarations and over 50% recycled content, the blinds were manufactured with recycled marine plastic, all paints had low VOCs and Environmental Product Declarations, the acoustic panels were manufactured with recycled PET bottle flakes. The entrance incorporated a moss wall and straw ecoboard. Upholstery was manufactured from wool and flax. The project achieved Ska Gold environmental certification. Photograph credits AIS. August 2019
OGCI leased Spotify’s old offices in Argyll Street, London W1 and wished to ensure the new office fit out and operations were environmentally friendly and had staff health and wellbeing at the forefront. Liz worked with the designers and contractors at AIS to ensure responsible construction practices and that the fit out retained as much of the existing offices and finishes as possible to minimise new materials and waste. Carpets sourced from Interface and Modulyss had recycled content and Environmental Product Declarations and any new partitions relocatable and responsibly sourced. Insulation was reused and where additional raised floors were required these were from recycled stock. Any new lighting was energy efficient with controls for minimising power. Finishes were selected for low VOCs to improve air quality for occupants. 100% timber was certified FSC or PEFC. The project achieved Ska Gold environmental certification. July 2019
Liz is advising Sony Pictures Entertainment on the sustainability for the design and construction of their fit out at the Brunel Building, Paddington. Sony are leasing 70,000 sqft within the new Derwent London development and are targeting a BREEAM Excellent for the fit out. Liz is acting as the BREEAM AP and assessor. All finishes and furniture are being responsibly sourced with low environmental impact and low VOCs for indoor air quality. The fit out aims to limit any changes to the base build to retain finishes where possible to minimise waste and new materials. Sept 2018- April 20
Liz has been appointed as a trustee for Energy Revolution, an event industry carbon balancing organisation. Energy Revolution engages with audiences and stake holders in the festival industry to balance festival travel miles and turn them into renewable energy investments. In 2018 money was invested in Solar for Schools to facilitate solar power for schools in the UK. October 2018
Another great year with Cambridge winning Outstanding again at the A Greener Festival Awards. Energy consumption fell by 3% and the total carbon footprint by 7.5%. Concession’s carbon footprint has fallen again saving over 2 tonnes CO2 in the last two years from choosing more local. Over 50% of caterers now offer vegan options and 99% vegetarian. Water consumption decreased. Liz also hosted a talk in the Flower Garden with Friends of the Earth and the waste plant Amey Cespa discussing climate change and the UK creative industry’s response to reducing emissions. August 2018
Liz continues to provide ongoing advice and auditing services for SPE/ Columbia Pictures Corporation for their ISO 14001 environmental management system at their central London headquarters in Golden Square W1. March 2018.
Liz has been helping the Ethical Property Foundation EPF with branding and marketing advice in her capacity as an assessor for the Fairplace Award and member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS). 2018.
Liz continues to advise AIS on their ISO 14001 environmental management system and project standards helping them to achieve compliance and improve performance year on year. March 2018.
Liz has spoken at various events to promote sustainable travel options for events including the Powerful Thinking Festival Vision: 2025 event at The Showman’s Show Oct 2017; the Green Events and Innovations Conference run by A Greener Festival, March 2018; and was a guest lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University for the Events Management course, April 2018.
Energy Revolution is a festival industry collaboration that turns fossil-fuel travel miles into a direct investment in renewable energy. In Autumn 2018 Liz contributed to the Energy Revolution Guide to Sustainable Travel for Festivals and Events. She also advised on the due diligence and updates for the Travel Carbon Calculator. Nov 2017.
Frank Turner and Jake Bugg were some of the highlights this year at the green festival. We awarded the Sustainable Stand Awards to Paper High (pictured below) and Spice Box. The Festival banned plastic straws and non biodegradable glitter as well as other single use plastic and heavily promoted water refill as opposed to bottled water. Waste was reduced by 16% this year and we continued to win environmental awards with Highly Commended in the A Greener Festival Awards. We were also shortlisted for the UK Festival Award for A Greener Festival and the European Festival Awards for Green Operations. Photo credit John Scott.
Lansdowne Warwick advised GBT on their energy and transport consumption and recommended reductions. Liz also prepared global environmental standards for all new offices. This focuses on energy, waste, water, pollution, health and wellbeing, materials, waste and travel: from choosing a site, to fitting out, to occupation. 2017.
Liz is delighted to continue providing sustainability and auditing advice on SPE’s environmental management system and environmental initiatives at their London headquarters.
Liz also visited the environmental team at the Culver City Studios in LA in August to look round the studio’s green initiatives on set and within their operations. February 2017
Liz is proud to have contributed to and been a part of the the latest publication from Powerful Thinking on reducing energy and opportunities for more sustainable solutions. The guide offers detailed explanations of the energy processes involved in events and provides a framework to plan for more efficiency, setting targets and measuring impacts working with suppliers and other stakeholders. The Guide – Smart Energy for Festivals and Events – was launched at the Green Events and Innovations Conference 2017 run by A Greener Festival. March 2017
Liz is working with AIS (Advanced Interior Solutions) to enhance their environmental management system and to bring in line with the 2015 standards. AIS are committed to considering their environmental impacts within their operations and design and construction projects. March 2017
Liz is working with London based Artemis Interiors as a sustainability consultant and BREEAM AP on the refurbishment of 80 Middlesex Street, E1. The building will offer contemporary office accommodation close to Liverpool Street Station and Devonshire Gardens. A BREEAM ‘Very Good’ is targeted through sustainable procurement and responsible sourcing, resource management, measuring site environmental impacts and enhanced energy and water efficiency amongst other targets. March 2017
Liz is a member of the Powerful Thinking Steering Committee . This is a not for profit festival and event industry think tank promoting energy efficiency and low carbon solutions for events. A fantastic and worthwhile initiative that produces useful resources for event organisers and stakeholders and is currently engaged in Festival Vision: 2025 Pledge. This has over 50 festivals signed up to the pledge committed to reducing measured carbon and other environmental impacts before 2025 in line with the Paris Agreement targets. October 2016
Lansdowne Warwick are engaged as the BREEAM assessors and sustainability consultants to AIS who are refurbishing the mid 1980’s office building. The project is targeting a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ accreditation. The energy performance is being enhanced through new VRF units providing the heating and cooling strategy and LED lighting throughout. AIS (Advanced Interior Solutions) are committed to high environmental standards through monitoring site impacts, an Indoor Air Quality Plan, sustainable procurement, detailed resource management and pollution prevention. They also scored an outstanding 41 in the Considerate Constructor’s Scheme. September 2016
The 52nd Cambridge Folk Festival continued the environmental standards that it has set to improve its performance. Liz worked with the production and operation teams to implement further initiatives which subsequently resulted in the festival winning the A Greener Festival UK Festival Award 2016 at the awards ceremony, hosted at the Roundhouse, Islington. A fantastic achievement and always a highlight of the year for LW to work with the festival. August 2016
Cambridge Live Trust commissioned Lansdowne Warwick to carry out an environmental audit at the central music and event venue in Cambridge. The Victorian building has hosted high profile music entertainers over it’s long history as a venue, and is also used for other wide ranging arts and performance events. It is also a conference and exhibition centre. Cambridge Live wished to review the environmental performance and improve its green credentials. June 2016
Lansdowne Warwick undertook the ESOS (Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme) compliance on behalf of Sony Pictures Entertainment. This involved the analysis of their entire UK property, filming and transport energy, including detailed auditing, and identifying and reporting on opportunities to reduce consumption.
This is part of the 2012 EU Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU) which targets 20% energy efficiency by 2020. Article 8 requires all member states to introduce a mandatory requirement for large enterprises to undertake energy audits every 4 years. Jan 2016
Lansdowne Warwick were pleased to provide environmental management advice and compliance consultancy to client Sony Pictures Entertainment on their successful reaccreditation to ISO 14001 at 25 Golden Square, W1. December 2015.
Liz was delighted to be invited to be on the Sustainability Panel at the UK Festival Awards and Conference 2015 held at the Roundhouse. Talking about how to make a difference she discussed energy consumption profiling and how it relates to the work on behalf of clients Cambridge Live Trust and the Cambridge Folk Festival.
Liz Warwick is really happy to be working with the Ethical Property Foundation as a Fairplace assessor. The Fairplace Award is a new accreditation for the workplace focusing on ethical, social and environmental standards. All proceeds from the award are also used to provide free or discounted property advice services for the not for profit sector through the EPF. Award winners include Royal Bank of Scotland and CAFOD. Liz provides free of charge services as an assessor.
Lansdowne Warwick advise the Cambridge Folk Festival on all green and sustainability issues including energy and carbon management, waste and recycling, transport, water, pollution, ecology, and trader’s and caterer’s environmental and ethical standards, The festival achieved the highest honour of Outstanding in the A Greener Festival Awards 2014, one of only 9 globally and of only 2 in the UK. The award focuses on policies to reduce the carbon footprint and detailed strategies for improving all aspects of environmental performance. The Festival was also a shortlisted finalist for the Green Operations Award in the European Festivals Awards 2014.
Lansdowne Warwick was responsible for ensuring the planned ISO 14001 environmental management system was compliant, and integrates with the business policies and procedures. Catlin consider the environmental impacts of their business and property throughout all their work. Climate change research and sustainability is a key part of the organisation who sponsor the Catlin Arctic Survey and the Google Sea Survey. Lansdowne Warwick also advise Catlin on other specific corporate social responsibility projects.
Liz advised on a sustainable african coffee research programme for Catlin. This was a detailed project looking at supply chains, sustainable farming, social and ethical standards and climate change impacts.
Lansdowne Warwick advised the company on implementing and maintaining their ISO 14001 environmental management system accreditation. Lansdowne Warwick also acted as a consultant to ensure the designers considered and mitigated the environmental impacts within a number of key refurbishment and interior design projects.
A six storey refurbished, mixed use building in the heart of the City, by London & Oriental. The contemporary refurbishment provides 17,000 sq ft of air-conditioned offices. LW advised on the environmental and energy specification for the refurbishment which resulted in a Silver Ska Rating being awarded. Refurbishment designed by Artillery.
Liberty Syndicates interior fit out of their office premises at 20 Gracechurch Street, EC3 achieved a Gold Ska Rating for the environmental design and construction. LW advised on all aspects of the specifications to achieve this through sustainable furniture, office fixtures, water appliances and energy controls. Fit out designed by Artillery.