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What's next in sustainability?

Future Insights Report

Future Insights Report 752 564 Greengage Environmental

It has been five years since our last study on sustainability within the build environment. Discussions at board level are starting to turn into action. But is it enough? And how have those views on sustainability changed five years on?…

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Conference and Webinars

Better Buildings Partnership members collaborate to develop market-first commercial real estate guidance for TNFD strategy and reporting

Better Buildings Partnership members collaborate to develop market-first commercial real estate guidance for TNFD strategy and reporting 752 564 Greengage Environmental

As the UN Conference on Biodiversity (COP 15) commences, real estate investors have come together with the Better Buildings Partnership (BBP) and sustainability consultancy Greengage to collaborate on the creation of a commercial real estate framework to implement the Taskforce on Nature-related…

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COP15 Website

COP15

COP15 752 564 Greengage Environmental

COP15 and the beginning of the biodiversity monitoring era Every ten years governments convene to agree new targets to protect species and ecosystems essential to human existence. Cop15, commonly referred to as “the nature COP”, is the UN biodiversity conference.…

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Projects

Net Zero: the scope 3 dilemma

Net Zero: the scope 3 dilemma 572 473 Greengage Environmental

Net Zero: the scope 3 dilemma With governmental regulations coming into effect (e.g. SECR), and an increasingly more sustainably conscious client base, Net Zero has become an essential part of a company’s business strategy. The focus on recent years has…

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Building 1

The Road to Net Zero

The Road to Net Zero 563 563 Greengage Environmental

At a national level we know that we must achieve net zero carbon status by 2050, but how does that apply to buildings and does this target go far enough to mitigate climate change. In this CPD we discuss: National,…

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BREEAM

Circular Economy – The biggest bangs for your bucks!

Circular Economy – The biggest bangs for your bucks! 2560 2560 Greengage Environmental

This will look at best practice and practical examples of how the circular economy is being delivered in schemes where key sustainable development principles have been incorporated within the schemes. It will look at the emerging London Plan policy for…

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Ecology Surveys 1

Ecology Surveys and Planning CPD

Ecology Surveys and Planning CPD 2560 2560 Greengage Environmental

Greengage will help project managers, architects and planners to understand what is required from project teams with respect to ecology and development, particularly in light of recent changes to guidelines, and potential future changes to protected species mitigation and licencing.…

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Social Value

Community and Social Value Assessments

Community and Social Value Assessments 2560 2560 Greengage Environmental

A look at the drivers behind the rise of the health & wellbeing topic, and how impact assessments can be used to highlight the health & wellbeing and social benefits of development. Traditional sustainability requirements during planning focus primarily on…

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Ecology and GI

Ecology, Green Infrastructure and Health & Wellbeing

Ecology, Green Infrastructure and Health & Wellbeing 2560 2560 Greengage Environmental

Both national and local policy is rapidly moving towards requiring development to result in a net positive gain for biodiversity, with green infrastructure being an integral element of this. In addition, there is clear and ever-growing evidence that green infrastructure…

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Energy

Energy Strategy and next big Carbon Challenge

Energy Strategy and next big Carbon Challenge 2560 2560 Greengage Environmental

This is our experience of the application of the zero carbon homes and offsetting policy, the changing expectation of the GLA and the importance of embodied carbon and how you can deliver buildings with a lower carbon footprint. In this…

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BREEAM

BREEAM 2018 – New Opportunities and Pitfalls?

BREEAM 2018 – New Opportunities and Pitfalls? 2560 2560 Greengage Environmental

There are a number of BREEAM schemes still being worked to and with the introduction of the new BREEAM 2018 version we examine the changes to the scheme and how the implications for these on programme, appointments, cost and technical…

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