Case Study: RLAM Energy Efficiency Programme (EEP)

This article is part of a series of selected ESG case studies submitted by participants in the 2017 GRESB Real Estate Assessment.

We have formed a successful partnership with Capita identifying innovative ways of reducing consumption, we now need to continue this good work with further improvements. Kevin Bould, RLAM, June

Purpose of the project

The challenge was to deliver a programme that would ensure the continual improvement of energy and carbon performance across the portfolio, in line with RLAM’s targets and commitment to sustainable asset management.


Working closely with RLAM and Capita Property Management, Capita’s Environment Consultancy delivered an energy management programme across 17+ of the highest energy consuming properties in the Royal London Property Fund.


A team effort enabled the programme to be successful, co-ordinated by the Energy Manager at Capita. The programme began in 2015, with the solution applied to 17+ UK based multi let properties, including offices and shopping centres which are responsible for the majority of energy consumed by the Fund and where the landlord is responsible for the energy supplies and management of the property, under the UK service charge arrangements.


By taking a collaborative and data-centric approach, the Energy Efficiency Programme delivered year-on-year savings. Normalised performance against heating requirements and occupancy has resulted in:

  • 6.7% energy consumption reduction during 2015,
  • 5.8% energy consumption reduction during 2016.

This represents a year-on-year reduction of circa 1,000,000 kWh.


2015 RLAM Sustainability Report
This case study was submitted by Royal London.

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