Green Building Report

Bedford House | Green Building Report

For Belfast’s transition to a sustainable city the built environment and our city centre plays an important role in the future growth of the region, the success of its businesses and the creation of future jobs and opportunities.

LQ BID wanted to illustrate in a very practical way the ‘true’ commercial and social benefits of a green built environment – starting with our city offices.  We commissioned a short illustrative report on one of Belfast’s lands marked office blocks – Bedford House.

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The launch of our green building report on Bedford House highlights their sustainable journey and what more can be achieved. The report illustrates how we can retrofit similar buildings across Belfast to help create a more sustainable city.

The report considers related issues such as tenant requirements, circular fit out, and supply chains and offers others a template to help them on their own journey towards becoming more sustainable, efficient, and profitable.

The concept behind the visual report was to illustrate to other office block owners and tenants the environmental and social benefit along with returns – for them as businesses and the communities in which they are situated. We wanted to produce a document – with enough detailed evidence to offer credibility while being accessible to others to follow in the city. We achieved both.

The report was launched with its authors at our sustainability business breakfast as part of LQ BID RE[act] festival late November – overlooking the building featured in the report.

Building A Circular Economy District

This report explores the collaborative approach that can be delivered to help transition towards a thriving city that is livable, sustainable and resilient. The report produced by Sean Lockie (ARUP) looks at the benefits of a circular economy, including economic, social and environmental benefits.

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Welcome to Merchant Square

The event concluded with a PwC presentation to highlight sustainable developments in the heart of city.

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Post event and report feedback has been very positive. We would recommend that other cities do the same – take one well known city office block – and use it as a credible case study example to show the benefits arriving from not only supporting green office space but wider returns coming from the transition towards a sustainable city.