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Sustainability lessons from private finance and similar private initiatives  <B>(Downloadable version)</B>

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by R Garwood, S Logan, K Mills, N Willoughby (08-Oct-2002)

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Whilst this publication can still be purchased some of the information in it has been superseded by more recent research and standards. The BRE Group does not accept any responsibility whatsoever for any loss or damage, including - without limitation - indirect or consequential loss or damage arising from use, or loss of use, of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this document.

How has sustainability been incorporated into Private Finance Initiative/Public Private Partnerships projects? We examine the issues across a range of sectors: hospitals, schools, infrastructure and public buildings. The paper comments on the lessons learnt, pitfalls and opportunities. It shows that: sustainability can be included in project briefs and reduce whole life costs; a positive approach to sustainability can be the crucial factor when evaluating bids; there is a link between functionality and sustainability. The paper provides a summary checklist of the opportunities and pitfalls of integrating sustainability into the PFI/PPP process. It will inform those involved in PFI/PPP schemes of how to take advantage of lessons learnt from previous projects. Case studies: the Croydon Tramlink; the Great Western Hospital, Swindon; Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle; Barnhill School, Hillingdon; Pullar House, Perth. The case studies were compared against Movement for Innovation (M4I) indicators to provide a quantitive measure of their sustainability. 10 pages.
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