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Sustainability

We are sustainability experts and our specialism is at the heart of national planning policy

Sustainable growth shapes all our consultancy advice, activity and ambition. We are sustainability experts who apply our knowledge to deliver sustainable places and buildings.

We weave sustainable thinking into our projects as part of the all round offer or on a stand-alone basis.

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Sustainability assessments and appraisals

Systematic, objective appraisal of the sustainability of a location and development against defined sustainability objectives

Social Return on Investment (SRoI) reports

In conjunction with our Economics colleagues we can prepare a report and/or infographic to assess the financial benefits of social infrastructure

Review and critique of SA and SEA Local Plan documents

Independent critique of the soundness and legal compliance of sustainability assessments used to support public sector plans and proposals

BREEAM Assessment

Assessment of proposals using the leading international design and assessment method for sustainable buildings

Bespoke sustainability strategies

Development of bespoke sustainability strategies as an alternative to BREEAM or other traditional sustainability metrics

Community energy advice

Advising community groups on developing local low carbon and renewable energy generation schemes

Sustainability and climate change chapters of an ES

Utilising our experience with the IEMA Guidance to prepare climate change adaptation and mitigation chapters of an Environmental Statement

Waste management strategies

Devising strategies to demonstrate to local authorities how waste will be monitored and reduced

Carbon management plans

Advice to universities and other higher education bodies with regards to their carbon management plans.

Site promotion and advocacy

Advice to demonstrate that a proposed development is sustainable in accordance with national and local planning policy

Energy and carbon reduction strategies

Development of energy and carbon reduction strategies to meet specific local planning policy targets

Corporate sustainability and social responsibility strategies

Advising businesses on sustainable operation and corporate social responsibility to their customers, employees and communities

Representations and expert witness

Provision of sustainability support to inform Local Plan representations and attendance at examinations and inquiries for public and private sector clients

Latest project

Featured project

University of Manchester Expert Sustainability Advisor

  • Client: University of Manchester
  • Turley office: Manchester
  • Status: Ongoing

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