Envision benchmarked 40 care home buildings using BREEAM In Use (BIU) on behalf of Octopus Real Estate. The analysis and formal certification has helped Octopus to understand the sustainability performance of its care home portfolio and has supported ESG disclosure to investors regarding the fund’s assets.
Envision has been supporting a private client with the sustainable refurbishment of their grade 2* listed building in St James’s, London.
In order to meet our net zero commitments, substantial and co-ordinated efforts are needed to retrofit existing buildings. The time for action to decarbonise the existing and future global building stock is now. For investors, this means re-evaluating all real estate investment under an energy-efficiency and carbon reduction lens.
Envision supported Quattro with the planning applications for the construction of a waste recycling facility for London’s construction and demolition waste arisings and a separate concrete batching plant. The facility, which can support London to manage its growing levels of materials from construction supports a circular economy.
Managing overheating risk within residential properties is an important aspect of sustainable building design. Whilst most efforts focus on thermal comfort levels within dwellings, the assessment and design of un-occupied common areas is an important aspect which is often overlooked.