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Sustainability Statements

Determining a detailed sustainability strategy plays an important role in achieving development approval.

Consult Sustainability has considerable expertise, working with numerous local authorities, in meeting specific sustainability planning objectives and enabling us to prepare bespoke statement reports clearly outlining these intentions.

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Our statements cover several key areas, including:

Our statements demonstrate how local planning policy targets can be met and offer guidance on actions to be taken if a scheme does not meet the mandatory requirements.

Circular Economy Statement

Planning Policy supports development proposals that apply circular economy principles which aim to be net zero-waste.

Consult Sustainability are experts in working with our clients to prepare detailed Circular Economy Statements which meet policy objectives.

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Life Cycle Analysis

Consult Sustainability can offer expert analysis for the Life Cycle credits within BREEAM, LEED and CEEQUAL.

Within BREEAM, this includes the Building Lifecycle Assessment (LCA) and Materials Efficiency Assessments relevant to the Material credits. LCA will not only help to improve design but will also provide an efficient and cost-effective solution to maximising your BREEAM rating.

In addition, we can also assist in securing the relevant credits within the BREEAM Management section with the production of a Life Cycle Service Life Plan (LCC).

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The London Plan

With a vision of creating a net-zero carbon city by 2050, the London Plan is the Spatial Development Strategy for Greater London which contains seventeen Sustainable Infrastructure policies relating to energy and sustainability.

Consult Sustainability are able to assist in preparing the relevant strategies to meet each of these requirements.

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BREEAM remains a common benchmark for planning authorities when delivering sustainable developments.

At Consult Sustainability, our team is experienced in undertaking assessments for new and existing building projects from inception through to completion and beyond.

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The Home Quality Mark

The Home Quality Mark (HQM) has been created to serve the UK's house builders and the householders who buy and rent new homes.

HQM helps house builders to demonstrate the high quality of their homes and to differentiate them in the marketplace. At the same time, it gives householders the confidence that the new homes they are choosing to buy or rent are well designed and built, and cost effective to run.

We are able to advise the client from pre-assessment to completion on the requirements to meet the HQM. Early communication prior to planning approval is essential in setting the scheme design to meet the requirements of this detailed and thorough environmental assessment.

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The Green Plaque

The Green Plaque is designed to assess the environmental performance of new and refurbished homes and business premises. It is a tool designed to allow the developer, contractor or client to highlight their projects in an accurate but marketable way. The Green Plaque analyses the sustainability measures that are incorporated, and turns them into a selling point for your current and future customers, clients and agencies you are working with.

Our team has experience and knowledge in completing these assessments, along with realistic and pragmatic recommendations to allow you to promote your sustainability initiatives for future projects.

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Water Efficiency Calculations

As part of building regulations Approved Document G, Water Efficiency Calculations are required to demonstrate the water use of a dwelling, calculated in litres per person per day, meet the required targets.

At Consult Sustainability, we can advise you in meeting these targets and calculations to support and demonstrate your compliance with the regulatory standards.

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The WELL Building Standard takes a holistic approach to health in the built environment addressing behaviour, operations and design of commercial buildings.

The standard is a performance-based system for measuring, certifying, and monitoring features of the built environment that impact human health and well-being, through air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind and is grounded in a body of medical research that explores the connection between the buildings where we spend significant time, and the health and wellness impacts on us as occupants. WELL Certified spaces can help create a built environment that improves the nutrition, fitness, mood, sleep patterns and performance of its occupants.


The NABERS UK assessment provides an environmental performance rating tool for commercial buildings.

Helping building owners to understand their buildings performance versus other similar buildings, this is a simple and reliable system for rating the energy efficiency of office buildings across the UK.

Having your building assessed does not only accurately track the energy performance of your building but can also identify areas for savings and improvements.

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An ESG Policy provides an organisational framework that demonstrates a company's approach to issues around matters of environment (E), social (S) and governance (G) issues.

At Consult Sustainability our team can assist you in understanding the performance criteria of your business and work with you to prepare a policy for continuous improvement.

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