BBP Templates for Site Selection Briefs

Companies have an excellent opportunity to increase worker retention and productivity, lower operational costs and improve staff amenity by considering better quality office space at the Site Selection stage of the leasing process. A high-performing office space can reduce total cost of occupancy and lead to significant improvements across the bottom line in reduced electricity bills, reduced absenteeism, increased retention and productivity.

Further, research indicates that workers are placing thermal comfort and indoor air quality second only to public transport proximity in their top workspace priorities.

This document contains extracts from A Guide to Office Building Quality 2012 based upon industry research into tenants’ current workspace priorities
and couples these categories with other industry best practice resources found in the BBP Leasing Lifecycle Tool to detail the services and features that occupants should expect from Premium, A- and B-Grade office buildings when selecting a new site.

This document includes simple tables that can be used to request information from building owners and tenant representatives to help compare and assess total cost of occupancy and compliance with industry quality standards.

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The Better Buildings Partnership acknowledges the Property Council of Australia’s Guide to Office Building Quality 2012 (the Guide) as the definitive standard for classifying the quality of office space in the Australian market.3

We thank the Property Council for allowing the Better Buildings Partnership to reproduce some of the Guide’s parameters in this publication.

These templates do not summarise all the criteria used to define grades in the Guide itself. We therefore encourage you to approach the Property Council if you would like more detailed information.

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