We recognised that the majority of sustainability impacts arising from construction occur during a building’s occupation. We therefore work closely with our customers to understand their aspirations in this area and deliver tailored and innovative solutions.
Where appropriate we consider the installation of shared community infrastructure to reduce the energy demands and costs for domestic residents. 9% of our developments now use this technology and examples of this include:
Following post-occupancy analysis of energy consumption on our Graylingwell Park project, and in liaison with the residents, we are now proposing to install a biomass boiler later this year and have increased efficiencies in plant and field to reduce carbon usage across the site.