Experience of working on projects that have sustainability compliance targets such as BREEAM and CEEQUAL has required us to develop processes and techniques to minimise the amount of energy we consume during projects.

We have embedded a number of initiatives into our standard operating procedures to reduce energy consumption such as:

❖ Carefully planning logistics to minimise transport to/from site

❖ Choosing welfare, plant and machinery that use renewable energy

❖ Choosing LED or solar rechargeable lights on our sites

❖ Routinely switching-off plant and machinery when not-in-use

❖ Where possible, making use of local resources and personnel to reduce transport and therefore fuel

❖ Assisting Clients in their BREEAM targets for re-use of materials on or off site so that less energy is used in the making of new materials.

In terms of energy monitoring we believe we are a leader in our field. Increasingly resource management targets are included in Planning Consents or development specifications help track progress, set targets for reduction and demonstrate commitment to sustainability. Clifford Devlin hold SmartWaste membership which enables us to monitor our carbon footprinting on site and company.

The procedure is a very practical one and involves collating utility bills and gas-oil consignments and recording mileage used in deliveries to/from site to determine our total energy consumption.

We have recently worked with one of our existing clients to help calculate the embodied carbon in a building to aid decision making for the building owner as to whether they demolish, rebuild or sell their building. This was achieved by obtaining precise material quantity estimates.

Clifford Devlin Limited is committed to reducing our impact on the environment through Science Based Target initiatives (SBTi) which will ensure we meet our targets of:

❖ Halving Green House Gases by 2030

❖ Achieving Net Zero Emissions by 2050

Using conversion rates we are able to calculate our carbon footprint (in terms of total CO2 emissions) which we normalise by expressing it per tonne of waste generated (for demolition projects) and per square metre of floor space (for building projects). This provides perspective and data which we can compare across different projects to benchmark and measure our progress.