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Frequently asked questions

We are here to help you throughout the application process.

Registration

1. I am a tenant in a part of a building. Can I register?

When the entity that registers to the competition is a user of the building, it must occupy at least 80% of the leasable area of the building:

  • Either directly by its own occupation

  • Or by bringing together various tenants to achieve occupancy of at least 80% of the area. In this case, the entity or primary user who participates in CUBE, is able to present the consolidated consumption of all the tenants participating

The tenants are more easily united by the owner or the user of the building. In terms of organisining the competition, a single contact for the building will be necessary lessor, or operator or main user.

If submetering is available, a single tenant in a multi-tenant building may enter if the entire building cannot. 

2. Can an owner register with his tenants?

Absolutely! The registration may be performed by the lessor. The following should be checked:

  • All user tenants are enlisted (acting as users in the first instance of a competition…)

  • The owner is able to produce a metering, a measure or a reliable statement consolidating all of the site’s consumption and historical data

  • The information included in the candidate kit, with the resources facilitating awareness and implementation of the competition for different users, via a single point of contact.

3. When is the deadline for registering?

Registration will open June 2021 through March 2022.

4. Do I enrol a building or a tenancy?

The entire building is entered as a participant, so at least 80% of occupiers should be onboard to achieve maximum impact.

 

If submetering is available, a single tenant in a multi-tenant building may enter if the entire building cannot. 

5. How can I pay my contribution fee?

Payment of £2500/building can be payable via bank transfer or online payment with PayPal.

How it works

6. What do I as a building owner have to do?

As you enroll your buildings, it is key to get 80% of occupiers onboard. Outreach is also an opportunity to strengthen the relationship and align on sustainability objectives. It is common that building owners pay the entry fee for buildings in the first year.

You will also be required to provide past energy consumption data on the buildings (ideally 3 years worth of data).

7. What's expected from my customers?

This competition is intended to be a fun way for customers to not only collaborate with landlords but also across their various internal teams. Customers are encouraged to form Green Teams that raise awareness and provide fun opportunities for all their peers to participate in. They are also expected to engage with the landlords and other occupiers regularly to develop action plans and track progress for the building.

8. How do I access my candidate space?

After paying the contribution fee, you are provided with sign in details to the candidate space.

9. What activities and events are being organised throughout the year?

It will be key to have continuous awareness of the competition throughout the year. We are organising the following:

  • Kick off opening event for all participants 

  • 3 candidate meetings throughout the year 

  • Award ceremony 

  • Regular press releases through dedicated PR and participant PR channels

During the competition, interesting stories, anecdotes and original initiatives will be shared.

10. What resources will be available to candidates to encourage interest?

A communication kit is distributed to candidates that includes:

  • Posters

  • Stickers

  • Press packs 

  • Technical guides

  • Management guide

  • Feedback and case studies

Data

11. What happens to the building data provided?

  • By registering for the CUBE Competition, participants agree to share the data entered for the purpose of assessing performance and determining rankings. 

  • The site description data and energy consumption recovered for the competition are in no way made public, except for the winners of each category of the competition. During the monthly distribution of the rankings, only the names of the top twenty candidates for the general ranking and the top three candidates in each category are made public.

  • Participants give the right to use the consumption data for the purpose of calculating statistics for the overall competition but will not use the data in any way that will identify a specific building, company or organisation other than for the winners. 

  • The CUBE Competition reserves the right to request energy bills for the year covered by the competition and the right to visit the buildings to verify the data.

12. How does CUBE verify that the data provided is accurate? 

For the period of two months after the competition ends, CUBE personnel conduct full audits of data provided of up to 15 participants, including walkthroughs of buildings and speaking directly to occupiers. 

Terms and Conditions

13. What happens if the competition is delayed? 

Due to the changing circumstances presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the competition start can be delayed by up to 3 months, after which a full refund can be issued or rolled over to the new start date.  

14. What is the refund policy?

No refunds will be issued within a month of the original start date. If there is a delay of more than 3 months, a full refund can be issued if desired, or your payment will roll over to the new start date. 

15. What if the minimum number of building participants is not met? 

The minimum number of buildings required for the competition to proceed is 30 in total to ensure maximum benefits of participation and promote the competitive spirit. 

 

Note that participants may enter only one building, and the 30 building minimum requirement refers to the minimum for the competition to run as a whole. 

16. Use of communications material? 

Participants reserve the right to use all communications material as they wish, including but not limited to internal and external press releases, presentations, on websites, etc. 

17. Liability if the ranking provided is wrong? 

The CUBE Competition accepts no liability if the ranking is incorrect. 

18. Who is liable if participant energy performance deteriorates after entering the competition? 

The CUBE Competition is in no way responsible for the energy performance of building participants. CUBE can provide basic support and advice to help teams understand the reason for such performance but are not liable for the impact of such advice. 

19. Who is liable if there is a death or injury due to participation in CUBE? 

The CUBE Competition is not liable for any death or injuries caused due to participation in the competition. 

20. Registrants and entry into the competition

The person who registers the company must have the right and permission to do so by the company. In the event that this person does not have the right, the company is able to retract registration. 

21. Payment terms 

Interested parties that have registered have 30 days after receiving the invoice to pay the contribution fee of £2500. 

22. Supplier commencement

Access to the candidate space, resources and PR will be made available from the competition launch date.

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