Designed by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in 2009, the SKA rating compliance scheme is an environmental certification system that evaluates fit-out projects according to a set of sustainable, good practice criteria.
SKA allows organisations to make informed decisions about fit-out projects, with an emphasis on sustainability within the corporate agenda. It is estimated that 11% of UK construction spending is on fit-outs and that buildings may have 30-40 fit-outs during their lifecycle.
Sustainability increasingly makes good business sense as research demonstrates an expected increase in the asset value of low-carbon labelled buildings compared with standard speculative buildings.
The design of this rating system integrates the highest level of sustainability within every stage of a fit-out project.