Sustainability

When it comes to the design and construction of buildings, our aim is to provide highly efficient buildings which generate large energy savings and reduced running costs for our customers.

Our commitment to reducing the environmental impact of any of our projects starts at the initial planning stage. By considering everything from how buildings are orientated on the site to maintaining and enhancing existing ecology, through to developing and expanding local transport links, we can add to and improve the
local environment.

As part of our commitment to a sustainable development all our new buildings come with the option of being carbon neutral. Within our base build specification the following sustainable / renewable technologies are included as standard;

■    BREEAM Rating to be “Very Good” as a minimum
■    Energy Performance Rating of A
■    Natural daylight via 15% roof lights
■    U values / insulation to exceed current building regulations
■    Air tightness to exceed current building regulations
■    Pre cast retaining walls
■    VRV / VRF heat pumps
■    Low nox condensing boiler
■    Solar thermal hot water heating to supplement hot water requirement
■    Low energy high frequency light fittings to office areas
■    Daylight sensitive and PIR operated office lighting controls
■    Photocell / time clock controls to external lighting
■    Shrouded fittings to reduce light pollution to external lighting
■    Rainwater harvesting to utilise recycled water for the flushing of toilets / urinals
■    Dual flush water saving cisterns
■    Percussion operated water saving spray taps