Sustainability
  • Our in-house BREEAM Accredited Professionals (AP) engage and provide client teams with advice on sustainability, environmental design and assessment. As BREEAM APs, we facilitate the team’s efforts to: successfully schedule activities; set priorities and; negotiate the trade-offs required to achieve a target BREEAM rating when the design is formally assessed.

  • We help clients and design teams to integrate sustainability features of new build, extension, refurbishment and change-of-use residential developments. We can inform and assess the environmental performance from the pre-certification and design stage through planning to the post construction stage in order to meet planning policy requirements and help ensure a more operationally sustainable building.

  • On behalf of our clients we evaluate how projects can best meet the specific aims of local, regional and national planning policy through assessment of the specific design features. Simultaneously, we ensure that social, environmental and economic factors are considered and balanced throughout the design evolution of a project. We also ensure that climate change adaptation measures are assessed and promoted in order to ensure a sustainable, future-proofed development that can respond and adapt to changing climatic conditions.

  • We act as sustainability coordinators within our client’s design team from early design through to final completion. As part of this role we; facilitate project team sustainability discussion, help set project-specific sustainability targets, monitor performance, draft the procurement “sustainability requirements” for contractor tenders and interviews. During the construction phase we; review performance against targets, liaise with the contractors on performance, and conduct site visits.

  • As part of our sustainability service, we assess new and refurbished buildings using the Building Research Establishment’s Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM). We review the environmental and sustainability features of schemes from the pre-certification and design stage through planning to the post-construction stage. Maintaining a pragmatic and commercial stance allows us to add value whilst demonstrating targeted performance. A key element of our approach is the ability to maximise project performance in the Energy, and Land Use & Ecology credits.

Rob Miller

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