We believe that every building, house or development should have a positive impact on society and the environment, with a clear purpose in meeting the needs of the communities it serves.
It should radically reduce whole life carbon, maximise energy efficiency to reduce unnecessary costs and waste, produce a place to enable healthy and happy living, and be produced to stand the test of time.
There are significant carbon reduction and wider sustainability opportunities during the design stage of a development.
Our Design Stage Analysis will promote meaningful early engagement and facilitate the exploration of low carbon design solutions, which can be implemented within the design to help create more sustainable developments and communities.
From critical design reviews and workshops, to providing support for planning applications, we are there to help every step of the way.
The Planet Mark New Development Certification requires the measurement and reduction of a building’s whole-life carbon emissions. This is quantified through a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of the development, which is conducted by a Planet Mark approved LCA consultant. Third party verification from Planet Mark adds rigour to the LCA calculation and provides a clear, digestible breakdown of your carbon footprint.
Engagement of the supply chain and inclusion of the local community is embedded within the New Development Certification, which involves supporting local schools to achieve Planet Mark certification themselves, together with curriculum-linked workshops and assemblies delivered by our partner, the Eden Project.
We have updated our Code of Practice to review and strengthen the existing firm foundations of our New Development Certification. You can read more about these updates here.
Our Property Certification quantifies a development’s ongoing operational carbon footprint and sets annual reduction targets. In doing so, we help you to engage and upskill staff onsite in sustainability and running their buildings more efficiently.
We also support with communicating sustainability commitments and achievements to landlords, tenants and GRESB.