SUSTAINABILITY

Our responsibility to the environment is primary in our approach to all the work we do. With this principle we ensure that our work is designed from the outset as sustainable, rather than using high tech ‘green’ solutions as an afterthought. Through careful design, planning and coordination we ensure the efficiency of projects to minimise their impact and reduce any potential waste of valuable materials and resources. We are committed to producing work that performs to a high level of environmental excellence regardless of the scale of the project. The practice is ISO 9001 and 14001 registered.

Office recycling

2017 1032 kg
2018 1445 kg
2019 1796 kg
2020 – 6 Months 680 Kg

Energy

 Electricity

2017 6,379 kwh
2018 11,747 kwh
2019 10,339 kwh
2020 – 6 Months 2,636 kwh

 

 

Gas

2017 15,160 kwh
2018 14,614 kwh
2019 487 kwh
2020 – 6 Months 105 kwh

 

 

Office Travel

2017 31,128 miles
2018 44,329 miles
2019 34,259 miles
2020 – 6 Months 572 miles

Office paper

2017 933 reams
2018 130 reams
2019 95 reams
2020 – 6 Months 0 reams

Policy & Certification of Standards

Environmental Policy

BPG are committed to designing responsive buildings that are energy efficient and environmentally considerate. We use a fabric first approach to achieving sustainable design solutions that are integrated into the building not bolted on.

Our practice has sustainability champion who promotes green design throughout the practice and helps maintain our ISO 14001 2015 Environmental Management System.

Practice Objectives

CO2 Emissions

Following the shocking and unprecedented tragedy at Grenfell Tower in June 2017 BPG were directly engaged by Wandsworth Council to undertake urgent reviews of two previously over-clad tower blocks – Castlemaine Tower and Sudbury House.

We undertook a full assessment on site and using record drawings and other information to identify the systems used and their likely future suitability in relation to the new testing regime and conclusions coming from the BRE and the Department for Communities and Local Government regarding cladding systems and materials used previously on high rise blocks.

The works have significantly improved the insulation values which will reduce CO2 emissions through reduced heating requirements.

PV Generation

We were commissioned by West Sussex County Council to provide Contract Administration services for the construction of a new solar farm on part of the former Tangmere Airfield in West Sussex.

Tangmere is one of the few publically owned solar farms in the country and has been designed to produce an output of 5Mega Watts at peak performance. The electricity which is being generated is fed straight back into the National Grid with West Sussex County Council being the beneficiary of the feed-in tariff.

We were responsible for ensuring the farm was constructed in accordance with the original design details, that the required testing and certification was carried out and that the financial aspects of the project were controlled.

The project cost £5.25m and was completed within an overall period of twelve weeks.

Tangmere Solar Farm has been a very successful venture for West Sussex County Council and forms part of a wider programme of solar installations being undertaken by the Council.

Target work with an emphasis on the environment

Related Projects

Tangmere Solar Farm West Sussex
Haggerston Road London