Sustainable management of the UK government estate

The UK government owns and occupies an extensive and diverse property estate for the purposes of governing the country.

An overview of the rationale and methods by which the government manages its estate is given, with particular reference to its objective to manage its resources in a sustainable manner. Policies and practices are considered generally, along with specific government initiatives where appropriate.

This section is maintained by Bruce Keith, an Honorary Vice-President and a Past President of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM).

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