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Sustainability

We are strongly committed to advancing the development of buildings that minimise their ecological footprint while meeting the performance needs of occupants.

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Our commitment extends its influence across multiple facets of building design, operation, and continuous maintenance. Proudly affiliated with the UK Green Building Council and possessing our own Planet Mark rating, we, licensed as Energy Assessors, hold the authority to carry out formal energy assessments. Moreover, in our capacity as licensed BREEAM Assessors, we specialise in conducting comprehensive Life Cycle Assessments, meticulously evaluating both embodied carbon and Whole Life Carbon considerations.

As a leading global environmental assessment method, BREEAM sets the standard for best practices in sustainable building design, construction, and operation. Our dedication to this benchmark is evident through our qualified BREEAM Assessors and Accredited Professionals, ready to assist you in achieving the highest rating for your building.

BREEAM assessments comprehensively evaluate environmental, social, and economic sustainability, enhancing occupant well-being and investor confidence. Additionally, we offer BREEAM In Use assessments to mitigate operational impacts, enhancing portfolio sustainability and showcasing commitment to environmental, social, and corporate governance.

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Accreditations

We expand our services to include CEEQUAL Assessments for more sustainable civil engineering projects, offering benefits like cost reduction, sustainability demonstration, performance improvement and benchmarking.

The HQM, a national standard for new-build homes, utilises a 5-star rating system. Our qualified HQM Assessors focus on providing assurance about design, construction, running costs, health impacts, and environmental aspects. Our WELL Accredited Professionals not only certify buildings but also guide the achievement of the best rating, ensuring a productive and satisfied workforce. Additionally, we offer Building with Nature assessments, empowering developers to deliver high-quality green infrastructure while showcasing commitment beyond statutory regulations.

Building Performance and Occupancy Evaluations: Unveiling Insights for Sustainable Structures

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Our Sustainability team conducts Building Performance and Occupancy Evaluations for new, existing, and refurbished buildings, offering valuable insights over a 12-month post-occupation period. Engaging in the BSRIA Soft Landings Programme User Group, we bridge the gap between client expectations, design, and actual performance. ESC actively advocates for the Soft Landings Programme, providing a comprehensive service if needed.

We are able to provide a number of complimentary services, including:

– Life Cycle Assessments
– Life Cycle Cost plans
– Mechanical & electrical design
– Energy modelling – SBEM/BRUKL calculations
– Low and zero carbon technologies feasibility study
– Passive design analysis
– Thermal comfort report & overheating analysis
– Daylighting calculations
– Potential for natural ventilation study
– Building user guide
– Resource Management Plan
– Travel Plan
– Post-occupancy evaluation
– Soft Landings
– Wellbeing guidance

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  • We’ve instructed ESC on an array of projects and always appreciate the help and guidance provided by the team there. They are responsive, pro-active, technically proficient and dedicated to ensuring our projects are delivered promptly, sustainably and within budget.

    Paul Gillott – Project and Development Manager – Calthorpe Estates

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