18 April 2010 – Property and construction consultancy Davis Langdon has published an on-line handbook that aims to simplify the overwhelming mass of information and requirements surrounding energy efficiency and sustainability in the property sector.

Entitled The Road to Green Property, the e-book details Davis Langdon’s research as well as the complex procedures involved in establishing greenhouse gas content and emissions across the entire range of property development. The online publication will be regularly updated to detail the most recent sustainability developments.

Davis Langdon managing director, Mark Beattie said that the e-book aims to help those involved in the building and construction sector to understand the new regime that would govern the construction and maintenance of buildings in the future.

“This landscape is complex and changing all the time, which is why we have produced this handbook as an online document that can always be kept up to date,” he said.

“This handbook brings together all of the issues in an intelligent way, providing information about what is required and what costs might be involved and helps smooth the pathway to access this information.

“Most importantly, it is built on the intelligence that we have gained over time as practitioners in the industry, so it is not coming from an academic perspective but rather coming from people who are out there in the marketplace dealing with issues that are relevant to their every day business.”

“The Road to Green Property provides further evidence of the benefits, outlines the growing costs of not going green, and will be a valuable resource for anyone needing a broad understanding of how to improve the environmental performance of both new and existing buildings.”.