FINANCIAL SAVINGS

AND RESOURCE EFFICIENCY

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:

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

SUCCESSFUL SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAMMES

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

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

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
    footprinting

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Compliance

Display Energy Certificates (DECs)
Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)
ESOS
Climate Change Agreements
ISO 14001 & 50001

Audit and Report

Energy Monitoring and Targeting
Waste and Recycling
Energy and Buildings
Sustainability & CSR Reporting
Carbon Footprinting

Strategy

Sustainability Plans
Sustainable & Ethical Procurement
Waste Management Plans
Climate Change Adaption Plans
Sustainable Travel Plans

Innovation

The Planet Mark™ certification
Behaviour Change & Workshops
Renewable Technologies
UN Sustainable Development Goals
Embodied Carbon & Lifecycle Assessments

YOUR ROAD TO SUSTAINABILITY

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
Tackling
Environmental
Pressures

01

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

02

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

03

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

04

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

05

2,000 deaths from overheating in the UK each year

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