Environmental management during construction is a key aspect in delivering sustainable buildings.
Good environmental practices can promote the image of construction, both for the contractor and developer. It can avoid risks and potential costly penalties of non-compliance and help promote better outcomes, for example through responsible sourcing and supply chain management. Having procedures and practices in place, and monitoring these during construction is recognised and rewarded through processes such as BREEAM. Having systems in place can also help contractors secure work.
Whilst many larger contractors have successful internalised environmental management, many of the smaller scale projects cannot justify a site–based resource, dedicated to monitor environmental practices and ensure ongoing compliance.
How can we help?
Envision offers cost effective support to contractors to champion environmental / sustainability issues through the construction process. Our service offering is provided by consultants from construction management backgrounds, who are accredited by the Building Research Establishment to provide site-based support.
We have developed software-focused methods to streamline data collection and compliance audits, making compliance audits efficient and meaningful. We can tailor our service to the needs of the project / client. Our service can provide the following:
- Sustainability champion role
- Site record keeping checks, including energy, water, waste and transport logs
- Advice on sustainable procurement
- Site ecological protection
- Support to increase Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) ratings
- Waste management audits
- Environmental hazard identification and control
- RAG reporting and recommendations
If you would like to understand more about our environmental monitoring service, please contact us