4th November 2019
We are actively encouraging the drive towards decarbonising the built environment and we continually monitor and evaluate progress against our environmental objectives. We have recently contributed to the UK Green Building Council’s Climate Commitment Platform and Climate Leadership Model, an online tool designed to profile the headline commitments and carbon targets of built environment organisations.
Launched in September to coincide with the UKGBC’s support to the Global Climate Strike, this platform aims to enable UKGBC members to showcase their company’s climate commitments and to promote further action and ambition across the built environment sector. By being listed on this platform, Redrow demonstrates their climate commitments compared to different built environment sub-sectors and their actions to mitigate the climate change impact on their homes and communities.
Redrow is now among the 27 companies listed on the platform, demonstrating the company’s commitment to continually drive improvements in social, environmental and economic performance.
Our headline commitment is currently to reduce the carbon intensity of construction operations and offices by 10% by 2022 from a 2017 baseline. In order to mitigate the effects of climate change and flood risk on our developments, we incorporate Sustainable Urban Drainage systems, which also often provide habitats for wildlife. Our homes are industry-leading in terms of water efficiency and we are also developing a waste monitoring project. We are investigating new heating systems in preparation for the transition to zero carbon homes which we are trialling these on pilot plots and we are also working with our energy supplier to examine greater use of renewables.
Read more on the UKGBC Climate Change Platform here: https://ukgbcclimate.net
Read Redrow’s Carbon Commitment here: https://ukgbcclimate.net/company/redrow-plc/