The Ska rating is an environmental assessment, benchmark and standard for non-domestic fit-outs, developed and adopted by Dalen.
riginating in 2005 from a research project conducted by Skansen, the Ska methodology guides good environmental practice on fit-out and refurbishments.
The Ska rating has progressed considerably and is now led and owned by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). There are currently two applications of the Ska rating – office and retail – with a wider range currently in development.
By only measuring the scope of works you are implementing and therefore capable of improving, the Ska Rating is the most flexible environmental accreditation suited to the fit-out industry.
Dalen is a Development Partner of the Ska Rating and work closely with RICS and other partners to ensure the correct and successful development of the assessment method. We have a number of Ska Accredited Assessors that are able to assist you in reaching your sustainability aspirations and targets.
Benefits of Ska:
For Occupiers & Tenants
For Occupiers & Tenants Measure Sustainability Accurately The first system which only measures your fit-out and decides what is most important. The rating is influenced entirely by what you choose to do, not by what has been done in the past. Manage the Bottom Line A decision-making tool which ranks the sustainability issues of different aspects of a fit-out, helping you to achieve maximum sustainability for a given budget. Legal / Statutory Compliance In line with Section 172 of the Companies Act 2006, the tool helps Directors ensure they have a ‘regard to the impact of the company’s operations on the community and the environment’. Accreditation – ISO 14001 A Ska certificate helps you ensure that a fit-out project is rated accurately and can be used to support your environmental management system. Customer, Investor and Stakeholder Perception A Ska Rating certificate demonstrates that your company takes sustainability seriously and has achieved a standard with your property. This can feature in annual reports, environmental policy or tender documentation, or be displayed in a building. Staff Engagement Reinforce staff morale and compliments other CSR activity with a Ska Rating.
For Landlords Targeting Use Ska to set sustainability targets and measure performance and use the certification to report performance to stakeholders. Benchmarking Benchmark sustainability performance on fit-outs across an entire portfolio. Increased Asset Value Research demonstrates an expected increase in asset value of low-carbon buildings compared with standard buildings. Green Leasing Include Ska Rating in Green Lease provisions to help improve the sustainability of properties, or to protect a building already certified under a whole building assessment.
For Contractors Sustainable Practices Use the Ska Rating to guide your design, specification, procurement and construction practices to make them more environmentally sustainable. Competitive Tendering Demonstrate your sustainability credentials to clients and consultants by making the targeting of standards under Ska Rating part of your standard tender process.