Sustainable Construction

Our construction team holds a wide portfolio of sustainable and environmental experience. In collaboration with The Prince’s Foundation we have also been involved in a project to demonstrate the most effective route to a low energy and low carbon building, using natural construction materials.
 
All of our projects will have an Environmental Risk Assessment before work commences, and targets are set for energy and water use. Where possible we will also look for ways to recycle and/or re-use materials. This reduces our waste disposal costs and we are able to pass this saving on to our clients.
 
We have developed a documented Environmental Management System for our construction site activities and have achieved compliance with BS EN ISO 14001:2004.
 
We have recent experience of working on many sustainable schemes that include the use of:
  • Building and monitoring Management Systems
  • Ground and Air Source Technology
  • Cement replacement options
  • Solar panels and heating
  • Green and sedum roofs
  • Rainwater harvesting and grey water re-cycling
  • Wind turbines
  • Photo Voltaic installations
  • Thermal bores and ground source heat recovery
  • Low temperature under floor heating
  • Environmentally sourced timber
 
Environmental Project – The Natural House
 
Undertaken at the Building Research Establishment, this house was built by Kingerlee with the following key features:
  • Highly energy efficient with locally sourced materials
  • Affordable, practical and attractive
  • Reducing carbon footprint
  • Replicable and simple – sustainable solutions
 

A 'green roof' being laid at one of our Oxford projects.

 

The Natural House at the Building Research Establishment.

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