Development Guidance & Management
The development of regional, national and local policy, as well as companies own targets in relation to sustainable development can be confusing for developers. To help meet and surpass these requirements we develop guidance frameworks, toolkits and management solutions to disentangle the issues and provide clear advice to project managers. Typically this might cover: energy and CO2, water, materials and waste, pollution, comfort, health and well being, and management and maintenance issues.
Sustainable Design Briefs
We devise high-level and holistic Sustainable Design Briefs which can be used to communicate and outline an organisation’s sustainability targets and minimum requirements to both its own staff and its wider partner network. It could for example be used for a new development or major refurbishment project to outline the project’s aspirations for sustainability.
Sustainable Design / Development / Refurbishment Frameworks
Our Sustainable Frameworks provide a more detailed and prescriptive aid to project teams and designers. They promote the adoption of solutions which minimise environmental impacts as well as maximising occupant comfort, productivity and control. They are designed to stimulate and challenge design teams. They identify simple and practical measures that should be adopted. And they outline aspirations to go beyond best practice and regulatory compliance.
Sustainable Procurements Toolkits/Checklists (Assets)
The procurement of any asset brings with it an element of risk. We are experienced at producing sustainability checklists or toolkits to ensure sustainability issues are considered and risks effectively minimised.
Our Legal Registers help asset or portfolio managers comply with and anticipate energy and climate change regulations. Registers can be developed at a range of regulatory scales (national, regional, local and city level). They can be developed for a range of purposes, but each regulation can identify landlord and tenant obligations in relation to new build, operation, and refurbishment. Registers can also contain a ‘horizon scanning section’, which outlines likely future regulations or areas of government focus.