Some clients now elect to formally assess the impacts of their building projects in order to understand their sustainability credentials and to benchmark, certify, and publish their achievements with respect to the rest of their sector.
Some projects will need to achieve a specific rating as a condition of Planning Consent, and for some this may also be a condition of funding - particularly where public money is involved.
SUSTaim can advise on the range assessment methods that are available, and can provide early stage informal pre-assessment services to scope the rating that is likely to be secured.
SUSTaim can provide a variety of formal assessment and footprinting services, using industry standard tools to benchmark and report on the performance and impacts of built assets, either existing or proposed. A variety of tools and methods can be used for city, district, or building level assessment, down to shell and core development or interior fit-out.
Methods can be selected to suit specific construction sectors and building types, such as education, healthcare, defence, etc. These can either focus on a single metric such as carbon emissions, water, or waste, or can be used to assess a balanced mix of measures, using tools such as BREEAM.
Contact SUSTaim for initial free advice on sustainability assessment or footprinting, and to obtain a service scope and fee proposal for your project.