The Pledge is brought to you by your building management team here at The Loom, Ashdown Phillips, in conjunction with building owners Helical plc.
Follow our progress: #APPSustainabilityPledge
The Pledge sets out our sustainability aspirations over the coming months and years, as part of our continued commitment to provide a best in class service to all
our customer groups.
Reduce our environmental impact
Engage with charities and local communities
Improve health and wellbeing
Share our achievements with our teams and stakeholders
We know that a clean building is fundamental to all of you as you return to the workplace.
We are committed to ensuring the building is as safe as possible. Here outlines some aspects for particular attention:
Air handling unit fan speeds have been increased for maximum fresh air intake on to your offices.
Air circulation rate of 10 times per hour achieved.
Air and water quality have been measured via our independent consultant and the results were positive.
Toilet extract fans and air handling units are running 24hrs.
Air handling unit filters have been checked and changed where required.
We are currently planning a Green Group team quarterly meeting to review and discuss new strategies. If you would like to get involved with the Green Group please contact Jodi Evans by email email@example.com
01/07/21 – 31/ 12/21
Recycling per employee
Meals donated to FareShare
2021 – 2022
In 2021 our energy consumption was 72,134kwh compared to 67,277kWh in 2020.
During the 6 months from 1st July to 31st December we saw an almost 68% reduction on electricity usage at The Loom. This was whilst ensuring that all building services remained operational and ready for occupancy.
2021 – REDUCE CONSUMPTION
We look to achieve a 2% reduction on 2019 figures as these are a solid baseline due to consistent occupancy levels.
ENERGY CONSUMPTION MANAGEMENT
We are constantly reviewing our strategies.
We moved our waste management to Paper Round Group in 2020 for better reporting on recycling rates
at The Loom.
All Energy contracts were moved to Green Tariffs in 2019.
x7 SUSTAINABILITY TIPS
Remembering to turn off all computers, printers, and other electronics that do not need to be left on at the end of the day can significantly help reduce energy usage. Computers can be set to energy efficient settings with monitors set to shut off periods
of no use.
LIMIT HEATING AND COOLING
While it may seem impossible to find the perfect office temperature setting to satisfy all employees, making a few small changes such as turning the thermostat off overnight and instituting a casual dress code so people dress for the outside weather can help keep costs down. Ensuring that your HVAC system is serviced regularly will also help the system operate efficiently. you use as little energy as possible.
DITCH THE PLASTIC
Swap out your single-use plastic cups or water bottles for and instead bring in a reusable ones. You could also consider ordering branded company water bottles
so that the entire office and your clients can join in!
Helical has provided some of their branded Keep Cups which can be picked up (for free) from reception – Do come and grab one but please note numbers are limited and will given out on a first come first served basis.
USE NON-TOXIC CLEANING PRODUCTS
Many standard office cleaning products contain harsh chemicals that can harm the environment (and even our bodies!). Consider asking your cleaning company to use green products or switch to one that does.
REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE
This tip may seem obvious but if recycling facilities and options are not made easy and apparent for employees, they are less likely to use them. Make sure your office has clearly labelled and easy-to-find recycling bins. Recycling is about more than just putting your old newspapers in the blue bin. Encouraging your fellow colleagues to reuse things like folders and notebooks or taking notes on the back side of the page will not only help the environment, but also can help your office save money.
SWITCH TO ECO-FRIENDLY OFFICE SNACKS
Support sustainably produced snack, coffee and tea companies by providing them for your office. Be on the lookout for companies that are local to your area to further reduce your carbon footprint (Hermanos sell some excellent sustainable coffee!)
JOIN THE LOOM GREEN GROUP
Help guide your office into making more sustainable and green decisions. This will help educate the entire office and also facilitate interaction and collaboration between companies who may not have gotten to work together previously.
From security, safety, reception, maintenance, to community spaces we have you covered here at The Loom
The security monitors all access control, fire alarms and CCTV as well as being the communications centre for cleaners and maintenance staff.
The CCTV cameras monitor external areas together with the internal common parts on Ground and Lower Ground Floors. In addition, the cycle storage area, fire escape final exit doors and the loadings bays are covered by this system.
During a normal business week, receptionists operate from the front desk between 08.00 – 17.00. Overnight and on weekends and bank holidays, security manage the reception.
Cleaning of the common areas, such as the entrance halls, lobbies, landings, lifts, staircases, and the washrooms is carried out regularly by contractcleaners instructed by the management team.
Occupiers have access to all of the common facilities of The Loom including a striking light-filled atrium and the communal café and social spaces.
The Loom benefits from 58 cycle storage facilities and lockers & shower rooms.
Your Loom green team
Gary joined us in March 2020. As well as managing The Bower Estate in Shoreditch, he has joined our Sustainability team to reduce our environmental impact using his expertise developed over 15+ years in the industry. He is also a Mental Health First Aider.
Data Collation, Analysis & Reporting
Andrew leads our sustainability team and has driven forward this initiative to support our desire to deliver a brilliant service to all our stakeholders. Our forward thinking approach to customer service sets us apart from our competitors as we believe in working collaboratively and being a trusted advisor across all aspects of property management.
Director & Head of FM
Health & Wellbeing
Russell has been with the business for five years and jointly heads up the Facilities Team – which make up over 50% of our staff. He is passionate about providing a brilliant customer experience so is heavily involved with identifying the best service partners for the buildings that we manage. He’s also a Mental Health First Aider.
Head of Sustainability
In 2021, Laura was appointed as Head of Sustainability for Helical. She is responsible for driving the sustainability ambitions of the business and ensuring targets are met both at a corporate level and at a building level.
Built for the future
Helical’s sustainability strategy “Built for the Future” sets out a long term vision focusing on Environment, Communities, and People.
Moving forwards news will be brought to you in quarterly updated tieing in with our newly created Green Group meetings. If there is anything you would like included in the next update please let us know by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
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