ESG

Working Sustainably

We work closely with project stakeholders to minimise the impact of our projects on the environment and communities we work in. In Europe we construct in a sustainable manner, recycling demolition material and selecting sustainable or recycled materials wherever possible. 

All the buildings we develop in Europe are either LEED, BREEAM or DNGB certified and include features to allow for: 

Energy creation and monitoring

  • Preparation for photo voltaic (PV) systems
  • Heating pumps connected to PV systems
  • Long distance heating or communal regenerative heating systems if available
  • Thermal solar panels (for sanitary water)
  • Building Management Systems to monitor energy consumption

Energy-efficient lighting

  • LED lighting
  • Presence sensors for internal illumination
  • Twilight systems for external illumination

Water conservation

  • Water conserving sanitary ware including dual flush
  • Rainwater toilet flushing

Sustainable commuting

  • Electrical recharge points in parking areas
  • Provision for staff cycling
  • Creation of commuter cycle lanes

Protection of the local environment

  • Green landscaping and protection of local flora and fauna
  • Green roofs and greenery on facades
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CASE STUDY: KITZINGEN, GERMANY

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Kitzingen, Germany is a strong example of our capabilities in brownfield redevelopment. We saw huge potential for occupiers in this site as it offered strong transport links avoiding urban areas and a labour pool easily connected by public transport.

The first building on site was completed in September 2021 and is certified as DNGB Gold for its sustainable features such as a carbon neutral heating system and LED lighting.

As a former military area, the project had a range of distinct development challenges. With experience navigating such complexIties, our team worked with all parties to carry out extensive assessments to: 

  • Examine land for explosives and hazardous materials 
  • Review and agree future plans for disused rail lines
  • Ensure the protection of the surrounding natural habitat