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Property Management & Environmental Sustainability

Managing property and community buildings. Being green.

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10 steps to becoming a greener charity Third Force Network - 10 steps to becoming a greener charity. Guidance on environmental sustainability Visit website
Centre for Sustainable Energy - Improving Energy Efficiency in Community Buildings This guidance is designed as an introduction to the issues surrounding energy use in community buildings. It will help community groups wishing to improve the energy efficiency of community buildings, such as schools, churches and village halls. Download
Charity Facilities Management News and information for people managing non-profit workplaces and property. Visit website
Community Buildings Expertise - Action Hampshire Community Building Advice Service including information and guidance for people who run community buildings, Visit website
Cracking Community Cafés - Promoting Your Café Ethical Eats and Making Local Food Work have produced a factsheet to help new and existing community cafés get to grips with the basics of running a successful enterprise. Download
Environmental sustainability guidance Guidance on enviromental sustainability from Lottery Heritage Fund Visit website
Ethical Property Foundation - Property Help - Expert Property Advice For Charities Ethical Property Foundation – property advice charity for the voluntary sector Visit website
GOV.UK - Charity Commission - RS17 - Going Green: Charities and Environmental Responsibility Guidance from the Charity Commission Download
How to Develop a Sustainability Strategy - A Guide for Charities Guidance on enviromental sustainability Visit website
RICS - Charity Property Help Charity Property Help provides free advice to charities and voluntary organisations on all property-related issues. Visit website

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