Our Niche and Approach
Our niche is sustainability and innovation training and services.
We specialise in sustainability within the context of carbon emissions reduction. Therefore, we focus on all aspects of resource efficiency by targeting reduction of energy and water use and waste generation in built-environment.
Equally important is the application of sustainability technologies and behavioural change programs as innovations in the built-environment. Therefore, investing in the education and upskilling of built-environment professionals is key. In essence, these professionals are the ones who will implement, sustain and expand these innovations, beyond achieving the initial savings goals.
Our approach is training built-environment professionals in practical and relevant sustainability and innovation concepts.
Our training is tailored for facility managers, asset managers, engineers, sustainability officers and sales and business development managers.
Understanding the challenges facing modern day built-environment professionals is our strength. This allows us to support you by offering the right mix of relevant, practical and forward-thinking knowledge and skills.
These skills will assist you in understanding how to integrate sustainability and innovation into your organisation’s and clients’ portfolios.
Our Sustainable Innovation “Sustainnovate” Philosophy
When it comes to sustainability and innovation there is no one size that fits all.
Professionals operating in the built-environment space face a common challenge. This challenge stems from the complexities of implementing and integrating sustainability and innovation into their organisations’ operations and culture.
The ability to choose and apply the right sustainability and innovation framework is paramount for a successful integration. Equally important is having the right mix of knowledge and skills to choose and implement the appropriate framework.
Facility managers, asset managers, engineers, sustainability officers or sales and business development managers each have a role to play as built-environment professionals. While the roles are different, they face alike different phases of the same challenge in choosing and implementing the appropriate sustainability and innovation framework.
There is an overwhelming amount of information that the modern day professional needs to deal with. In addition, specific knowledge and skills are required to ensure the success of each implementation phase towards sustainable innovation. This knowledge and skills need to be based on practical industry experience, and supported by relevant and clear educational content and tools. Currently, this is where the industry is lacking the skill to achieve the required outcomes.
Ad hoc remedies
There are many rating tools, educational material and industry benchmarks that can be utilised to assess the performance of various facility types. However, there is not a well-defined pathway for many professionals in choosing what is right and relevant to their organisation or their clients’ portfolios.
Furthermore, rating tools and benchmarks can be mistakenly perceived as a comprehensive framework for sustainability and innovation. Many of the current rating tools excel in benchmarking a certain built-environment category or facility type. However, they seldom cover all the aspects relevant to the unique nature of each client’s portfolio. Thus, these tools tend to lack the ability to capture the overall sustainability journey contribution to the current state.
Appreciating the uniqueness of each organisation and portfolio
Each organisation and its built environment portfolio are unique regardless of whether that portfolio involves commercial offices, hotels, hospitals, aged care, warehouses or a manufacturing facilities.
Furthermore, each facility has a set of operational metrics and behavioural aspects that can influence what can be implemented in terms of innovation and sustainability. This also impacts the longevity of the implemented measures and ability to expand on them.
In summary, not everything viable from an engineering or design perspective is necessarily viable from an operational perspective.
Sustainable Innovation thought process
The common aspects of a successful thought process that can lead to sustainable innovations being implemented and retained typically include the following phases:
This phase focuses on establishing overarching KPIs and alignment with the organisational vision and goals.
This phase focuses on alignment with the overarching organisational KPIs and win themes.
This phase focuses on the delivery of innovation and sustainability measures and dealing with behavioural change aspects.
This phase focuses on ensuring implemented measures is integrated into the organisation’s culture, and on creating the foundation for more sustainable innovations.
Built-Environment Professionals Contribution to Sustainability and Innovation
Built-environment professions are a key and crucial factor in driving the organisational thought process, delivering innovations and sustaining achievements. Some of the roles that contribute to the various phases of the Sustainable Innovation process are summarised below.
Strategy & Planning Professionals: Sustainability & ESG Directors, Managers & Coordinators with a focus on establishing overarching KPIs and alignment with the organisational vision and goals.
Concept Endorsement Professionals: Sustainability Officers, ESG Managers, BD Managers, Specialised Sales and BD Professionals with an understanding of the delivery requirements and a focus on alignment with the overarching organisational KPIs and win themes.
Innovation Delivery Professionals: Facility Managers, Asset Managers, Sustainability Officers, Project Managers, Architects and Engineers who deliver innovations, sustainability measures and deal with the behavioural change aspects.
Sustainable Growth Professionals: Everyone from the professions above who are required to ensure what has been implemented is integrated into the organisation’s culture in order to create the foundation for more sustainable innovations.
Contact us today and let’s begin your sustainability & innovation journey
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