103 Colmore Row is the first commercial office development in Birmingham’s central business district to benefit from the city’s District Energy Scheme. The scheme is a pivotal part of Birmingham City Council’s climate change strategy, which aims to cut C02 emissions by 60 per cent by 2027.
The council has partnered with ENGIE, one of the UK’s largest independent energy producers, who deliver heating, cooling and power to buildings across the city. Power is produced by low and zero carbon technologies.
103 Colmore Row has been designed and built around several key green initiatives to ensure not only a low impact environmental footprint but also a carefully considered social responsibility protocol for those involved with its construction.
ESG has risen rapidly up the corporate agenda. But is it just the latest corporate buzz word or can it deliver real business benefits?
Anthony Watson, managing director of Knight Frank Promise, looks at the trend towards ESG and how it is being implemented at 103 Colmore Row.