Built & Spaces is committed to promoting sustainability in a way that will lead the industry into the future!
We understand the range of impacts construction and associated site activities has on communities.
Built & Spaces’ policy is that all sub-contractors / suppliers appointed to undertake works & supply products / materials, commit to protect the environment. They do this through sound practices that reduce waste generation, minimise risk to the environment and preserve energy.
We aim to follow and promote good sustainability practice, to reduce the environmental impacts of all our activities and help our clients and partners to do the same.
In order to promote sustainability Built & Spaces will take the following actions:
Specify and procure sustainable materials (A-Rate & certified such as FSC timber)
Appoint and assess supply chain partners based on sustainability performance
Identify opportunities to reuse and recycle resources prior to work commencing
Reduce waste to landfill and support Zero Waste initiatives through SWMPs
Investigate how much waste we generate, using segregation to enable higher rates of recycling
Ensure that all electrical & mechanical systems supplied & fitted, in combination with insulation supplied to all elements of the building fabric, will achieve the best possible Energy Performance Rating – targeting to an EPC Score of ‘A’
Arrange automatic shutdown of PC’s and on-site electrical equipment at an agreed time each evening
Use environmentally friendly products in canteen & toilet areas
Climate Change and Energy
Communicate, train and incentivise staff to adopt energy efficient practices
Regularly service and maintain warehouse and machinery to optimise low emission rates
Set photocopiers, printers and scanners to B&W double sided as default
Ensure continued roll out of electronic records document management system and online services initiatives to reduce need for paper
Creating Sustainable Communities
Provide a safe & healthy working environment with appropriate education & training
Liaise and engage local communities and stakeholders in a responsible manner
Achieve above the average industry standard for Considerate Constructors Scheme
Purchase fair-trade and ethically certified products to support global communities
Built & Spaces understand that there is a constant requirement for improvement on sustainable practices.
In regards to this, we strive to improve in the following ways:
Work with our staff, customers and sub-contractors to make all of our building’s operations as environmentally friendly as we can
Reduce waste created and, where possible, to reuse and recycle before responsible disposal of surplus materials
To use recycled and recyclable materials wherever possible
Analyse how people travel to and from our sites; encouraging shared vehicles, public transport and cycling to work
Review what we buy; sourcing goods with low environmental impact and working with local suppliers
Manage and reduce water consumption
Reduce our carbon footprint through prudent use of fossil fuels (through energy conservation, management and efficiency within buildings) and to switch to low-carbon fuel alternatives where possible
Frequently review our current Environmental Policy and Action Plan