We are sustainability simplifiers

Incorporating resource efficiency and compliancy measures with CO2 and environmental management translates into long-term financial savings for both social landlords and residents.

You can achieve direct savings through reduced:

  • Utilities expenditure, as a result of lower energy demand across commercial and residential buildings
  •  Financial penalties, resulting from failures to comply with legislative responsibilities
  •  Overcharges, via comprehensive benchmarking, trend analysis, and validation of electricity, gas, and water invoices
  • Costs associated with waste management, via increased rates of reduction, reuse, and recycling
  • Travel costs, due to an increased uptake in public and active travel options


As sustainability simplifiers, our consultants use industry-leading insight across the sustainability sector to provide advice on key
policies and actions. We directly address the issues Housing Associations, Local Authorities, corporates, and property management companies face on a day-to-day and long-term basis. Our range of successful and proven sustainability actions we
can carry out include:

Energy and Carbon Emissions
  • Produce and benchmark your detailed annual carbon emission footprint
  • Secure a higher proportion of energy from onsite low-carbon    emissions/renewable energy sources
  • Improving the energy efficiency performance of residential and commercial properties
  • Reduce the amount of consumed and wasted water throughout residential and commercial properties
  • Benchmark water consumption rates to track progress of efficiency programmes
  • Ensure the highest water efficiency standards for new-builds and refurbishments
Transport and Travel
  • Create an organisation-wide ‘Sustainable Travel Plan’
  • Promote the environmental health and financial benefits associated with active travel options
  • Increase electric vehicle travel options and installed charging points
  • Implement a ‘Sustainable Waste Management Plan’ to reduce waste and increase recycling rates
  • Carry out waste and recycling audits in order to identify opportunities for improvement
  • Work with waste management suppliers to advance the circular economy
Built Environment
  • Create a ‘Sustainable Building Design Specification’
  • Assess the feasibility of securing innovative accreditations, e.g. The Home Quality Mark, Passivhaus, and The Planet Mark™
  • Develop the uptake of Embodied Carbon Emission Assessments, Lifecycle Assessments and carbon emission
  • Report CO2 and sustainability progress to internal and external stakeholders
  • Integrate environmental awareness and training into all new job descriptions
  • Introduce a staff and resident Green Champions Network to promote sustainability initiatives
Climate Change Adaption
  • Implement action plans and policies within a board-approved ‘Climate Change Adaption Strategy’
  • Develop an education programme to ensure that all members of staff and residents are aware of the environmental and health risks associated with climate change
  • Monitor and report on public health risks associated with climate change
Sustainable Procurement
  • Introduce an industry-specific ‘Sustainable and Ethical Procurement Policy’
  • Work in partnership with suppliers to include the whole carbon lifecycle of products and services
  • Review your utility providers to identify opportunities for CO2 and financial savings


We are sustainability simplifiers and recommend integrating the Triple Bottom Line approach to your plans and operations to:
  • Clarify your sustainability and resource efficiency objectives to all stakeholders
  • Help you avoid developing irrelevant actions and monitoring with wrong metrics, and thus prevent you from spending money on wrong focus areas
  • Establish concrete CO2 reduction targets and specific approaches to achieve them
  • Introduce tailored policies for all environmental impacts and responsibilities
  • Streamline and update your environmental policies into one consolidated document
  • Embed staff and resident awareness of sustainability, efficiency and climate change


The total carbon footprint of the UK in 2014 was 831 MtCO2e, 42% (393 MtCO2e) of this was attributable to the built environment


Particulate air pollution reduces life expectancy in the UK by six months, costing around £16 billion a year


67% of the total electricity supply in the UK in 2016 was consumed in buildings


11% of households in England were living in fuel poverty in 2015


2,000 deaths from overheating in the UK each year

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