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It is to be used for procurement and management both within the Council. which will contribute to the regeneration of the City. both with environmentally sound principles are vital to ensure continued economic growth. the environment and using natural resources prudently. to ensure that sustainability in design and construction is incorporated at the earliest feasible stage into Council projects. and thereby raise the profile of sustainable construction throughout the City. Councillor Ken Branson Leader of Kingston upon Hull City Council and Local Agenda 21 Portfolio Holder CPU/ad0131dc3 . and amenity benefits. The intention of this policy document is to seek to ensure that construction has a minimal detrimental impact on the environment whilst maximising environmental. sets out an important further step in the Council’s drive to achieve sustainable construction. whilst protecting. The development and retention of the skilled people necessary for successful business generation is also a key sustainability issue. to seek to incorporate this philosophy into our partner’s objectives. All development has some environmental impact. I also intend to raise this with the City’s Local Strategic Partners. Social progress recognises the needs of everyone and the need to maintain high and stable levels of economic growth and employment. economic and social. now and for generations to come. Sustainable construction goes much further than good environmental practice and requires a holistic approach to improving economic and social performance. High quality buildings and attractive public spaces. The City of Hull is striving to be recognised as one of the UKs top ten cities.cf 1 .Kingston upon Hull City Council Sustainable Construction Policy . This document is designed to raise awareness and identify procedures for achievement of sustainable construction. and for consultants. developers and contractors working for the Council. which has been developed in partnership with the Building Research Establishment. Sustainable development has been an important part of this Council’s policies for some years. I commend this policy document as a major contribution to the effort to make the City a better place. This policy document.March 2002. and if possible enhancing. Kingston upon Hull City Council Sustainable Construction Policy March 2002 Foreword Sustainable development is a process by which we will ensure a better quality of life for everyone.
more efficient siting of buildings and developments. achieving excellence in procurement and management. more inclusive.cf 2 . Improve the quality. It is intended that this document and its future revisions will be used internally by all staff involved in construction. leading to greater user satisfaction. domestic targets and the Nottingham Declaration on Climate Change. key objectives: • • • Create. Local Government Act power to improve community well-being. revised Planning Policy Guidance notes and the demand for new housing. Kyoto targets. staff recruitment and retention. saving transport energy and congestion and aiding regeneration. The above key benefits are all consistent with the Council’s overarching corporate aim: The City Council will work to improve the environment creating safer. reducing liability and risk. reporting on Local Agenda 21 and Best Value. improved safety on and around construction sites. As a follow on. to ensure sustainability is encompassed at the earliest point in future projects. Also. healthier and more sustainable neighbourhoods. Building Regulation revisions. productivity. Key benefits • • • • • • • • reduced actual costs through increased efficiencies and reduced mechanisation. Community Leadership: improved image. demonstrating to the local community what can be achieved. improved internal environment. Key drivers • • • • • • • central government commitments and indicators. Protect promote and improve the health and well being of our communities. Executive summary This document explains current thinking on what sustainable construction is. range and choice of housing accommodation within the City’s neighbourhood. and in three model action plans the major measurements and achievements needed are highlighted. This document contains valuable information on how construction can be made more sustainable now. The document concludes with a commitment to achieving sustainable construction and suggestions concerning further policy making and action within the authority. an implementation document will be produced to show how the policies will be implemented and success measured. protect and enhance higher quality sustainable natural and built environments. particularly through the Climate Change Levy. reduced taxation burden. Home Energy Conservation Act (HECA) and European directives on Environment and Sustainability.Kingston upon Hull City Council Sustainable Construction Policy . lower whole life costs. and integrating sustainable development into community strategies. particularly energy and water costs. CPU/ad0131dc3 . and what Hull City Council has achieved so far is summarised. Aggregate Levy and Landfill Tax.March 2002. The current national policy framework is clarified. improved quality of life and well being for everyone. and externally by consultants and construction companies which are commissioned by or to carry out construction for Hull City Council. thus encouraging others to demand it and achieve it.
....................................5 Preserve and enhance biodiversity ......................7 Procurement on the basis of value for money .....................7 Community Involvement .............. 17 7 Gaps in Hull City Council policy and practice.... 14 4.......................1 Re-use existing built assets.............................. 17 Model Action Plan for the planning role .......... 2 Key benefits .................................................................................................... 20 8 Links to other organisations and guidance .................. 6 2. 7 2......................................................................................................................................... 10 4.......................................................................1 Executive summary .........................6 Conserve water resources............................................................................................... Contents Foreword ………………………………………………………………………………….... 12 4............................................................. 4 2...................................3 Minimise use of energy.......... 18 Model Action Plan for the procurement role ..................................................................................................................................................... 6 2...................................................... and future action......................................................... 4 2 Why sustainable construction fits within the LA role ............ 6 2.................5 Local Government Act 2000 ..........................................March 2002....................................................................................................................... 11 4... 13 4...6 Planning......................... 10 4......................................... 4 2.......................................1 Central government and indicators...Kingston upon Hull City Council Sustainable Construction Policy ... 2 Key drivers .. 11 4........... 15 6 What has Hull City Council achieved? .................................................................................................................................................................4 Do not pollute ......................................... 19 Model Action Plan for the management role...................................................................................................................8 Transport ............. 8 2..................... 9 3 Where sustainable construction fits within the LA role: Legislation & Guidelines 10 4 Themes for action ........................................... 2 Contents .............................................................................................................. 3 1 What is sustainable construction? ................. 21 CPU/ad0131dc3 ..............................................................8 Management excellence..4 Best Value ..........................................................................................................................................2 Waste minimisation and management ................................................................................................... 7 2.......................................................3 Local Agenda 21..................................cf 3 ........... 13 4..............................................................2 Climate Change..................... 15 5 How to implement sustainable construction ....................................
However. maximise the efficient use of resources (renewable or otherwise).. since in many respects the issues that revolve around these are the same. Sustainability can only be integrated in a planned and well managed way. “A better quality life” DETR May 1999 3 “Building a better quality of life” DETR. and managing the built environment1.g. e. supporting infrastructure and their immediate surroundings. and the publication of the strategy for more sustainable construction 'Building a better quality of life' 3places construction at the 1 2 The built environment includes buildings. refurbishment work and maintenance projects. 2 Why sustainable construction fits within the LA role: Legislation & Guidelines 2.cf 4 . management and maintenance requirements. can improve this integrated view. Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) and development briefs) as well as those responsibilities covered by Development and Building Control.1 Central government and indicators The publication of 'A better quality of life'2laid out firmly the Government's commitment to sustainable development. This is because it has proved the easiest way to organise the issues. partnerships. but the principles laid out in the themes below represent a robust view of current thinking. enhance the quality of life and offer community satisfaction. including new construction. competitive industry that includes local authorities: planning. build. beginning with the choice of site. design. for different organisations. will differ. The themes may look like an environmental list rather than a sustainable one. delivering. it is possible to set common ‘sustainability’ goals in planning. operation and demolition) is considered as a part of the complete cycle and within an overall framework. including strategic level planning (Structure and Local Plans. structures. offer flexibility and the potential to cater for changing uses in the future. whether formalised or simply through improved relationships. 1 What is sustainable construction? Sustainable construction is defined by a profitable. and a timetable by which these can be delivered. and the only reason environmental problems are problems is because they have economic and social impacts.Kingston upon Hull City Council Sustainable Construction Policy . Although there are many aspects to the built environment. Partnering. It is important that each stage of the construction process (from inception through planning. specific objectives within these common goals. including operation.March 2002. procurement and management. A detailed and comprehensive understanding of what makes construction sustainable will continuously evolve. Throughout the whole construction process described. now and in the future. The main phases of construction for local authorities are: • • • the planning stage. through prioritising different aspects of sustainability according to the needs and resources of specific projects. April 2000 CPU/ad0131dc3 . effective project planning is required to enable construction to be more sustainable. regeneration programme initiatives. management of corporate and commercial built asset. construction procurement. to: • • • • provide and support desirable natural and social environments. which can be adopted as policy without significant risk of future changes.
which again impact on the area of sustainable construction. crucial to the vitality of a community. QoL 26 – area of green spaces. social and economic issues. which are summarised as Headline Indicators and then translated into local indicators.audit-commission. need to be included alongside the environmental issues. QoL 29 – vehicle kilometres travelled." DETR 1998. Local authorities are developing indicators at many scales. the clients of the construction industry have a key role. Furthermore.gov. econmomic and environmental well-being. A number of these indicators relate directly to moving towards more sustainable construction. particularly the environmental considerations.uk/pis/quality-of-life-indicators. Local authorities need to reflect this when developing targets. The Government has developed a set of indicators. Social and economic issues are usually paramount. 4 5 Report of the Construction Task Force. The Audit Commission has developed a voluntary set of Quality of Life indicators6. QoL 24 – energy use per household. local authorities are expected to use both.shtml CPU/ad0131dc3 . the ‘Egan Report’4 and the Department of Transport Local Government and the Regions (DTLR)/Health and Safety Commission (HSC) Strategy5 point to the role that clients can play. H11 – road traffic. QoL 18 – people satisfied with their neighbourhood as a place to live. QoL 17 – people concerned about noise. H15 – waste arisings and management. Indicators that directly relate to sustainable construction include: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • QoL 13 – affordability of first time buyers property in the area. QoL 19 – people who think their neighbourhood is getting worse. QoL 15 – number of homeless. QoL 23 – percentage of water courses with good or fair quality. In the move towards sustainable construction. QoL 22 – number of days with moderate or higher air pollution. QoL 25 – average household water use. as part of the UK sustainable development strategy.March 2002. "Revitalising Health and Safety Strategy" DTLR/HSC June 2000 6 See www. QoL 21 – people with easy access to key local services.5) and the duty to promote social. but ‘win-win’ situations regarding the environment are achievable. This has particular local significance. H14 – new homes built on previously developed land.Kingston upon Hull City Council Sustainable Construction Policy . QoL 14 – number of unfit homes. QoL 27 – proportion of derelict land stock. heart of this agenda. When considering the sustainability of a whole area or community (rather than the impacts of individual buildings). especially when considering the statutory duties concerning community strategies and local strategic partnerships (see 2. such as: • • • • H9 – emissions of greenhouse gases. and the Audit Commission collects a library of these. Social and economic problems vary greatly from area to area and so the answers to these problems also vary greatly. QoL 32 – biodiversity indicator.cf 5 . "Rethinking Construction.
uk/2002/energy/report/3. There is no one definition of Best Value.ukcip. Since Rio. The Energy Saving Trust (EST). LA21 can be regarded as a success in many ways (see Local Authorities’ SelfAssessment of LA219) and is now finding its way into community strategies. a comprehensive action plan at the local level for the 21st Century. or one way of obtaining it. The Council for Climate Protection and the Nottingham Declaration on Climate Change are two obvious examples that local authorities can sign up to. UK local authorities have helped lead the way internationally in promoting Local Agenda 21 (LA21). central government has a great interest in energy use. The Government’s approach has been to develop the policy in consultation with all the different parties and to involve local authorities as pilots. (1) A best value authority must make arrangements to secure continuous improvement in the way in which its functions are exercised. 2. contact the UK Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP)8. Climate change impacts and renewable energy potential are increasingly a priority for bodies working at the regional level including Regional Development Agencies. The Local Government Act 1999. sets out the general duty of Best Value: "3.org.Kingston upon Hull City Council Sustainable Construction Policy . efficiency and effectiveness. The operation of LA21 requires commitment from the top (ie Chief Executives and elected members) to create a strategy for local action.March 2002. This makes clear that corporate policies and cross cutting objectives such as sustainable development should be integrated into Best Value. the implementation of Best Value has reinforced and furthered LA21 strategies. In addition. A plethora of advice." Best Value is designed to secure the provision of quality and cost effective services allowing for creative and innovative solutions to fit local circumstances.4 Best Value In many ways.html See www. 2. The LGA and IDeA partnership has been encouraging councils to find a way that suits them. Society of Chief Executives in Local Authority (SOLACE). which help to organise the authority’s response. they have recently announced a renewable energy production of 20 per cent by 2020.2 Climate Change As is obvious from the indicators. 2. promoting new and innovative ways of working. Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). All councils must now operate using Best Value and statutory guidance is available.piu. having regard to a combination of economy. To find out more about the impacts of climate change.3 Local Agenda 21 Local government played a key role at the 1992 "Earth Summit" in Rio.org/europe/lasala CPU/ad0131dc3 . guidance and support is now available for local authorities from bodies such as: • • • • • Department of Environment. Local Government Association (LGA).uk 9 See www. The UK has a domestic goal of a 23 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions below 1990 levels by 20107. involving existing plans and policies and above all community involvement and participation. which drew up a framework for future action on sustainable development across the globe. Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA).inclei. Research shows how this has been done and reviews the most successful 7 8 See www.gov.cf 6 .
which should reflect the local needs and stakeholder wishes for the service. especially in terms of the need for quality and whole life costing. which contains general policy and principles (Sustainability is referred to as being a key part of the planning function.org. and the LGA has published a guide (the Powerpack) that suggests local initiatives to tackle climate change and promote sustainable energy would be consistent with use of the power.uk/misc/checklist. Best Value and sustainability must complement and strengthen each other. and for sustainable construction. PPG3 on housing. economic and environmental well-being.March 2002. It also promotes good quality design).uk/planning/npp/ListCategories. development on brownfield sites. Central government guidance With the recent revisions of several government Planning Policy Guidance (PPG) notes13. An additional power exists under the act to take initiatives for the promotion of well-being which may need specific staff. with the local performance indicators agreed locally. DTLR.gov. Under Best Value there must be a service improvement plan. It will take time for them to take effect.Kingston upon Hull City Council Sustainable Construction Policy . close to public transport nodes or corridors.6 Planning In planning for sustainability. Relevant general and locational guidance includes: • • • • PPG1. which contains guidance for regional planning including energy efficient patterns of development and buildings. which describes further action required.asp 11 10 CPU/ad0131dc3 .gov.cf 7 . which focuses on quality. April 2001 See www. Guidance from the DTLR has been released concerning promotion of well-being12. Planning is in a state of flux since the release of the Planning Green Paper. They are available at www. 2. There is a need for holistic. resources. There is also power to promote local social. but they are in place. PPG11. Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Audit Commission. sustainability is now beginning to be more clearly interpreted for the planning process. and those which they can influence.dtlr. 2. focus here is on the current system. CAG & INLOGOV for IDeA. DETR’s ‘Planning for Sustainable Development: Towards Better Practice’ (1998) referenced in PPG3. SOLACE (who publish a guide and checklist for sustainable development and Best Value11).dtlr. Across all areas it is essential that thought and action on improving sustainability should be begun at the earliest point possible.5 Local Government Act 2000 Under this Act. it is important to distinguish between those areas which local authorities have control over. Data on the statutory performance indicators (monitored by the Audit Commission) must be published locally each year. Plans and Development Control and Building Control. DEFRA. ‘Promoting Sustainable Development Through Best Value’.local-regions.databases. For the sake of simplicity. Further information is available via IDeA. implementation strategies10. inclusive and flexible strategies.pdf 12 See www. LGA.solace.uk/wellbeing 13 Planning Policy Guidance notes are statements of national planning policy. and encourages affordable housing. Political priorities can be reflected in adopting key indicators to measure moves towards sustainable development through the five year service plan. and in an urban setting. split into three parts: Central government guidance. facilities and support from the local authority. local authorities have a duty to prepare a community strategy through a local strategic partnership.
including buildings. district. using their knowledge and influence to inform and encourage the use of more sustainable materials and practices.7 Procurement on the basis of value for money Procurement relates to all built assets under the local authority control. highways and other infrastructure. local authorities have the opportunity to consider the area as a whole.March 2002. County. in direct discussions with developers. at an advantageous price. better buildings. Therefore. officers are in an ideal position to promote Council policies. Local Plan or SPG. PPG22 (and its Annexes) on renewable energy. In the future there is scope for the regulations to be extended to include wider issues of sustainability. especially when considering the Structure Plan. architects and builders. These include: • • • • • PPG9 on nature conservation. social and economic consideration when preparing development plans. This gives an ideal opportunity for incorporating sustainability in a holistic way into the planning and land use considerations. Government and European procurement policy requires all public procurement to be on the basis of value for money. is incorporated in the national Building Regulations. and the benefits to the local community (through reduced whole life costs.) of becoming more sustainable. However. • PPG12. local authorities have the opportunity to demonstrate best practice.” There are further PPGs that give more specific guidance on a range of topics that impact upon sustainable construction policies. PPG13 on transport. Sustainability should be taken into account in determining development proposals. local authorities have the opportunity to influence the performance of all planning applicants. ensuring that what sustainability entails in the local area is considered. that encompasses guidance on development plans. time spent on feasibility studies is never wasted.Kingston upon Hull City Council Sustainable Construction Policy . borough and unitary councils need to work together to achieve a set of interlinked sustainable plans. stating environmental concerns should be comprehensively and consistently taken into account. etc. in enforcing sustainable construction. PPG10 on waste management. The Development Control role is an important aspect of the planning system as it implements the policies established in Structure and Local Plans as well as guidance set out in SPG amongst many other material considerations. At the planning stage. with structure and local plans complementing and enhancing each other. which has the potential to encourage the move towards more sustainable construction through energy efficient land use. Present requirements enforce consideration of energy efficiency measures. Building Control The Building Control function. PPG23 on planning and pollution controls. 2. but until then officers have no power to enforce such issues. rather than sites or individual buildings. On their own construction projects. Plans and Development Control At the planning stage. The development plan regulations require local authorities to “have regard to environmental. Value for money is the optimum combination of whole life costs and quality (or fitness for purpose) to meet the users’ requirements. CPU/ad0131dc3 .cf 8 .
there is much that can be done on sustainability issues within the value for money approach.cabe. or are moving towards accreditation.7 – Whole Life Costs.Kingston upon Hull City Council Sustainable Construction Policy .org. It is within this framework that environmental issues should be taken forward in public procurement. The joint Treasury/DETR note15 explains how the public sector can specify their requirement in-line with their environmental strategies. the publications of the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) are useful. the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.1999 16 All available through www.16 Also. DTLR has also developed a close working relationship with the urban Design Alliance (UDAL). and the fundamental role it can play in creating sustainable. committed grave misconduct on matters such as Health and Safety or not complied with the Considerate Constructors Scheme. There are other useful documents available from the Treasury Procurement Group. the Royal Institute of British Architects.8 Management excellence It is now essential for local authorities to prepare an Asset Management Plan as a basis for capital bids.uk except ‘Design Quality in PFI Projects’. There is a requirement for sustainability performance indicators in the Plans. The approach also allows for contractors who have broken the law. When considering design and the procurement of it. For example.udal. specifications may reflect environmental matters in keeping with council green procurement strategies and by awarding decisions on the basis of ‘whole life costs’14. UDAL’s members are the Civic Trust.March 2002. and co-ordinating approaches can realise many savings. ‘The Value of Urban Design’. An EMS and the Best Value process can be usefully run in synergy. Capital allowances will be influenced by performance measured by the indicators in the future. 14 15 Procurement Guidance Note No. and requiring their partners and contractors to take a similar approach. and reducing impacts on the environment. the Landscape Institute. to be excluded from tendering. This is achieved by building relevant factors relating to sustainable development and the environment as early as possible into contract specifications and output measures of a service. safe and desirable urban areas. thus achieving cost savings. ‘Better Public Buildings’ and ‘Design Quality in PFI Projects’. 17 http://www. 17 UDAL was formed in 1997 by seven professional and specialist organisations working together to create quality towns and cities. By incorporating good management and maintenance regimes. the amount of resources used can be minimised.org. such as ‘Celebrating Innovation’.htm CPU/ad0131dc3 . Although the overarching aim of procurement must always be the achievement of value for money and not the delivery of policies such as environmental sustainability. The state of asset management across various departments can often differ widely. EMAS (Eco Management and Audit Scheme) is the well-recognised European system through which many local authorities have either achieved certification. Increasingly local authorities and business are setting up environmental management systems (EMS). OGC Environmental Issues in Purchasing – Note by the Treasury and DETR . the Institution of Civil Engineers.uk/whatisudal. The central goal of UDAL is to raise awareness of urban design.cf 9 . the Royal Town Planning Institute and the urban Design Group. The management of the built asset can be a critical part in the EMS process. available direct from OGC. 2. This document can also deliver sustainable construction benefits and commitments through its five year duration and investment programme. particularly when considering reducing emissions such as carbon dioxide and other green house gases.
. Office of Government Commerce. The section on how to implement sustainable construction covers the need to set targets using local indicators. to evaluate the long-term potential of an existing asset against a new building. and other key issues which need to be considered in the life cycle of the built environment. design briefs. while also incorporating the themes behind the headline indicators within the UK strategy for sustainable development. and consideration of the local community needs. Introduction to Whole Life Costing . based on a careful and objective technical appraisal.A Client's Guide. When looking at the authority’s own assets. • Planning involves two roles: • Through the advisory role. It is also possible to specify reused materials from other sources or materials with a high recycled content. 18 19 Construction Procurement Guidance Note No.1 Re-use existing built assets Consider the need for new build: reorganisation. 4 Themes for action To move and to measure progress in a sustainable direction. for example through a whole life cost18. are needed. using SPG. evaluate how space is used. More efficient use could negate the need for new buildings. 1 Warwick Row. etc. and how best this can be reused. When reviewing the Local Plan. Managing buildings and infrastructure within their portfolio. 4. a framework and a set of goals.Kingston upon Hull City Council Sustainable Construction Policy . taking into account such issues as the community amenity it currently provides and the view of the local community. reuse the materials on site or arrange for them to be recycled elsewhere. ‘Building a Better Quality of Life’ includes 10 themes for action as a starting point. The framework used here is based upon these 10 themes.19 analysis. These can be used as they stand or be adapted for a local authority’s particular requirements. Procurement of highways. it is apparent there are three key areas where sustainable construction fits into the remit of local authorities. seeking to ensure energy efficient development conforms to recognised standards.March 2002.7 – Whole Life Costs. The most locally sustainable outcome should be assessed. May 2000 (CCF. When refurbishing or demolishing a building. sustainable materials. giving actions and example targets. Local Plans. New build should be the last resort. Authorities can also ensure what they do is more sustainable and promote wider public awareness through LA21. Refurbishment of existing buildings could render them more useful. SW1E 5ER) CPU/ad0131dc3 . through the requirement for good environmental performance. • Through the building and development control processes. consider the use of existing buildings and previously developed land. 2000. Think brownfield wherever possible for new construction.cf 10 . local authorities exercise a regulatory role. infrastructure and their own buildings. Construction Clients Forum. London. refurbishment or re-use may work better. • • At the back of this document are model action plans for these three key areas. local authorities can encourage and advise on sustainable forms of development. 3 Where sustainable construction fits within the LA role From the preceding discussion of the drivers.
which local authorities can use to encourage the sustainable approach to materials waste. it is necessary to integrate the various interests of the construction. from reducing the need for paper. Structural Engineer. air movement and thermal mass. Facilities Manager. so as to minimise construction costs. Minimising waste through design means avoiding over-specification of materials and services in favour of simplicity (buildability).March 2002. A key element of sustainable construction is a more strategic approach to material waste.bre. demolition. It includes unnecessary consumption of land. 4. as they are one of the largest clients to the construction industry. In order to facilitate a cultural change. Measures described above are often termed ‘leaning construction’. Specify performance requirements with care to encourage more efficient use of resources. Energy used in transporting people to and from buildings is included in the later section on transport.co. Involve the supply chain. This requires a strategic alliance where the costs and rewards are shared and where continual improvement is addressed. and during the operating of the building. composting of waste also needs to be considered.uk 21 Smartwaste is a web based waste auditing tool for improved waste management. SMARTStart20 and SMARTWaste 21are tools to help material waste management on construction sites.3 Minimise use of energy This should include energy used in the construction process. Local and Structure Plans can include policies requiring provision for renewable energy supplies.uk 20 CPU/ad0131dc3 . Waste does not imply just unwanted physical material. Provision of energy needs to be considered at the conception stage by the developer or client. During the operation of the building. to ensuring printers print double sided. haulage and waste management sectors. as well as solutions involving energy produced from renewable sources. Think whole life costs. from the useful life and afterlife of the building or structure. Key personnel: Strategic Planning. For more details contact Smartstart at www. With little information and guidance on how to bring about change. time.cf 11 . Local Planner. For more details contact Smartwaste at www. while SPG can Smartstart is a web based waste auditing tool for improved waste management. much can be done to reduce wastage. aluminium cans and plastics. bearing in mind operation and maintenance (maintainability). and considering flexibility and future re-use (adaptability). Local authorities play a crucial role in this alliance. to recycling paper waste. Consider more energy efficient solutions in design including passive systems using natural light. especially if there are catering facilities on site.bre.2 Waste minimisation and management Design out waste during construction. Development Control. Paper is not the only waste product which should be considered. 4. lower than planned economic return and unrealised potential from built assets during their lives.Kingston upon Hull City Council Sustainable Construction Policy . Construction Manager.co. Be aware of the energy consumed in the production and transport of construction products. Architect. others include cardboard. there is an urgent need to develop a common auditing and performance measurement system that all LAs can use. Building Control. If this is the case. but can also be tackled at the planning stage. Key personnel: Development Control. Currently the Movement for Innovation (M4I) is funding the development of a draft note. Architect.
March 2002.bre.uk/sustainable/service5a. LA21 Officer. and alternatives to traditional solutions for energy requirements. Use environmental management systems such as ISO 14001. air movement. cooling. Buildings consume large quantities of energy during their life-spans. The production of the energy used in the heating. Specification tools are available for selecting materials with low environmental impact. Key personnel: Client Development Manager.Kingston upon Hull City Council Sustainable Construction Policy . Building Services Design Engineer. particularly on a large development with street lighting. through noise. much can be done applying existing knowledge. EMS can play an important role in achieving continuous improvement. due to volatile organic compounds and other chemicals in finishes. and better performance is a matter of better management to ensure that risks are identified and the appropriate techniques and technologies applied. 22 23 www. water and the atmosphere. ventilation and lighting of buildings account for about half the UK’s emissions of carbon dioxide. Guidance on better energy efficiency. orientation and design.org. Local Planner.gov. pollution and emissions. Schemes such as the Considerate Constructors Scheme encourage the use of good construction site practices. Facilities Manager. and releases to water.ccscheme. Passive environmental systems . Selecting where practicable materials whose production and distribution are less energy intensive will be of benefit. ground and atmosphere. pollution within the building. temperature gradients and other phenomena . Strategic Planner. The four major potential sources of pollution from the construction process are: waste materials.uk CPU/ad0131dc3 . emissions through the use of the building/infrastructure.energy-efficiency. including: • • • • • waste. or EMAS. Materials specifications and strategies can be put in place to prevent. Another significant proportion of all UK energy consumption is used in the production and transport of construction products and materials. from office based activities. thermal mass. effects of transport.co. Architect.4 Do not pollute Understand your environmental impacts and have policies and systems to manage them positively.uk/ 24 Considerate Constructors Scheme: see www.can deliver cheaper designs and satisfactory performance while using much less energy than their mechanical equivalents. Specify adoption of the Considerate Constructors Scheme. laboratory or light industrial activities. an important greenhouse gas. such as the Green Guide to Specification22. encourage energy efficient location.drawing on natural light. emissions from vehicles. 4. control and mitigation are well known. which could result in releases to ground. light pollution. Strategies for prevention. Energy Officer. soft furnishings and furniture. and in the refurbishment of existing buildings.cf 12 . through buildings and transport is available through best practice programmes23. Both in new-build.html Energy Efficiency Best Practice Programme: http://www.24 or similar. During the building’s operation similar major potential sources of pollution are present. noise. control or mitigate any potential pollution sources.
databases.htm See www.cambridgeshire. 25 26 www. Environmental Health Officer.demon. Another way to protect and improve biodiversity through construction is to use natural products that have been responsibly managed and harvested. Client Development manager. not only to mitigate negative impacts.uk/water/index. Development Control.fsc-uk.Kingston upon Hull City Council Sustainable Construction Policy . Cambridgeshire County Council led the production of a biodiversity checklist for planners.asp CPU/ad0131dc3 . Construction Manager. This can be as simple as specifying low flow showers.5 Preserve and enhance biodiversity Look for opportunities throughout the construction process to provide.co. Pressure on water resources is likely to increase in the future. Ecologist.uk 27 www.cf 13 . and steps put in place to ensure the viability of wildlife corridors and the protection of existing facilities. The main gains for more sustainable construction will come from incorporation of more water-efficient building services. Construction has direct and obvious impacts on the biological environment. Key personnel: Planning Officer.uk/sub/cntryside/biodiv/ccc/bioplan/index. the economic and environmental costs of treating and distributing it are increasing. securing a sustainable environment. Innovative technologies and research on water conservation can be found on the DETR (now DTLR)/Environment Agency Water Conservation Research Database27. There is considerable potential for increased water efficiency in the building stock. Key personnel: Client Development Manager. where a holistic view can be taken. and drainage control. protect and enhance habitats: from the extraction of raw materials. it is best to use specifications such as timber with the FSC mark26. action must be taken to manage and monitor those areas given over to wildlife. or include more comprehensive solutions such as grey water recovery.6 Conserve water resources Design for increased water efficiency in building services and water conservation within the built environment. Systems should be put in place to monitor the success of actions introduced in the local and structure plans. to the landscaping of buildings and estates. LA21 Officer.March 2002. Other natural products include linoleum and cork.gov. through the construction phase. Local Planner. These opportunities and the value derived from them will be enhanced if attention is paid to biodiversity at the design stage of development rather than treating it as an ‘end of pipe’ issue. LA21 Officer. Preserving and enhancing biodiversity should be considered in preparing Structure and Local Plans. Health and Safety Manager. Though there may be too much water in some parts of the country. and has the opportunity to achieve a great deal. Environmental Manager. To ensure quality. Landscape Architect. sprinkler taps and dual flush WCs. rainwater recovery. completed last year25. 4. but also to protect and enhance biodiversity. including plant species. Water audits of existing buildings will show where savings in water use can be made when refurbishing existing buildings. 4. To ensure that biodiversity is maintained during the life of the built environment.gov.detr. Strategic Planning. such as sustainable timber.
March 2002. etc). CPU/ad0131dc3 . Procurement practices need to incorporate these challenges through integration and collaboration. and the Considerate Constructors Scheme also covers safety. including residents and businesses. welfare and neighbourliness. Respect for people is at the heart of the social responsibility dimension of sustainable construction. safety. such behaviour can be specified through the Considerate Constructors Scheme. The drainage of green and hard areas can be improved with sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS). Client Development Manager.Kingston upon Hull City Council Sustainable Construction Policy .cf 14 . Key personnel: Area Director. are essential in constantly improving value and quality. Post project evaluation techniques and performance indicator tools. the community’s views and feelings must be considered. and masterplanning design adopted by The New Economics. Through the work of the local authority. LA21 Officer.7 Community Involvement Be responsive to the community in planning and undertaking construction. Key personnel: Client Development Manger. In designing new buildings and developments. Consider all those who have an interest in the project (employees. and should act in an appropriate manner. A culture that emphasises the involvement of residents and building uses will impact on recruitment and retention. Strategic Planning. Community Development Officer. 4. Methods such as those in community planning. Such processes need new specification documents for consultants and contractors that are inclusive. These decrease water pollution and can mitigate localised flooding. their fit with the local community needs to be thought through and efforts made to integrate the existing community with the new. Environmental Manager. Recognition of the importance of community involvement includes the community as a whole. health. access for all. Strategic Planning. contractors. Development Control. Indicators to measure and monitor respect for people in terms of construction are being developed by the M4I. Developers or constructors working in a community are visitors to that community. Respect for People within construction is of vital importance for recruitment and to improve health and safety. Procurement arrangements must incorporate ‘ user client ‘ interests in projects from the outset. New statutory requirements for Community Strategies and Planning underscore these opportunities. feeding back into new project briefs. equality of opportunity. Neighbourhood Initiatives and the Architecture Foundations provide valuable models in this area. At the planning stage effective public participation should be encouraged. ensuring that the local community are involved. open and output-driven. Architect. and encourage maximum ownership of decisions. green. Schools are now increasingly providing community facilities and this will be a vital and growing role for a number of building types. Facilities Manager. This can be used to help regenerate an existing community. During construction. the local community. Architect. community involvement and leadership can be enhanced. Energy Officer. Local Planner.
but which may not be thought of as being under this banner. By encouraging the appropriate location of facilities. 30 Download the report from www.uk/environment/sustainable/research/leadership/index. Key personnel: Client Development Manager.htm CPU/ad0131dc3 . designing the infrastructure around a building so that it is safe and straightforward for pedestrians and other non-car users to access. For instance. as can having public transport routes available from the initial opening of a development. many measures can minimise and mitigate the amount of construction traffic. 28 29 See www. Look for ways of reducing congestion. Highways Engineer. top level support is essential. Space is provided in the model action plans at the back of this document for local conditions to be noted. Car parking needs to be given serious consideration.8 Transport Adopt travel policies and green travel plans. Environmental Manager.defra. reducing the requirement for this by introducing green travel plans can be effective. Strategic Planning. PPG3 and PPG 13 place much emphasis on this. and providing effective alternatives to single occupancy cars. Development Control. the need for travel can be reduced. 5 How to implement sustainable construction To implement any sort of initiative. which impact on the balance of sustainability achievable. can be key to success of a building or development. reusing waste on-site and ensuring the best use of vehicles can all have significant impacts. During construction. Targets and plans must have regard to local priorities.cf 15 . Design for mobility and accessibility. get commitment from committee/elected member level. Planning can play a role in optimising transport needs and encouraging alternatives to the car. transport planners and public transport organisations.March 2002. There are many initiatives that relate to sustainable construction. Some steps to consider in developing the action plan and implementing it are: 1 • • • Get commitment and buy into the process: identify Champions at Committee and Cabinet level. and for it to have a significant impact. DEFRA has studied how leadership is vital for the integration of sustainable development into how a local authority works30. get commitment from ALL relevant departments. both managers and operational staff. In all these it is important to remain aware of the local conditions. Planning to reduce over-ordering and wastage. and the use of Section 10629 in planning permissions and section 278 during development can ensure the inclusion of local public transport options. Local Planner. construction management.uk/travelplans/ Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 allows planning authorities to require developers to enter into obligations that alter. LA21 Officer.Kingston upon Hull City Council Sustainable Construction Policy .local-transport. Reduce the number of deliveries to and waste collections from construction sites. including portfolio holder. restrict or mitigate aspects of the development. Section 278 of Highways Act 1980. A good local travel plan28 is essential. 4.dtlr.gov. can require developer contributions to improve highway infrastructure.gov. climate change and community consultation. as well as the enthusiastic involvement of all participants. Locating and designing buildings to improve the ability of people to reach the building are beneficial. such as approaches to biodiversity.
consider partnering including the early involvement of the supply chain.org..35 31 32 See www.rethinkingconstruction. biodiversity. indicating responsibilities. Design quality indicators are under development by the Construction Industry Council and Sussex University34.ac. practices and guidelines within: the local authority.e. For example.Kingston upon Hull City Council Sustainable Construction Policy . 33 See www. developing action plans to achieve targets. particularly the Community Strategy and EMS if existing. Set targets. • • • • • develop ‘internal partnering’ between relevant groups/sections. establish support group(s). They are currently developing and testing Respect for People indicators33. setting targets for improvement based on existing performance and established best practice for example. and transport. to encourage performance.cfm 35 ‘Towards a Local Sustainability Profile’. Available on the web: http://europa. establishing baseline information.m4i.pdf CPU/ad0131dc3 . Community wide indicators are also being developed. monitor and review by: arranging resources to measure and monitor performance. the local area and communities. Local authorities should ensure that there are no conflicts between their action plan and other corporate objectives. Analyse existing policies.uk/publications for more details. i. operational energy. notably an output from the European Sustainable Cities project has been a set of indicators.kpizone. predictability and defects.cf 16 . water. A policy statement makes clear the Local Authority’s commitment and should be backed by open and public reporting of achievement and progress. investigate the benefits of prefabrication.htm for more details 34 See www.org/index2. 2 • • • • • 3 • • • • • • • The effectiveness of target setting is increased if the targets are embedded in the Best Value process and the corporate sustainable development policy.eu. monitoring performance. the framework the local authority operates in. involve multi-disciplinary procurement skills at the earliest conception stage of projects. promoting work within the local authority and community. for example an Egan forum. particularly the Best Value framework and recent reviews including action plans and corporate aims and objectives.March 2002.com for more details. for members from different departments. implement plans for achievement. and reviewing and revising action plans and targets. waste. the Construction Best Practice Programmes Key Performance Indicators31 cover issues such as profitability.uk/spru/imichair/projects/template. Indicators and targets for the construction industry as a whole are widely available and well used. raise awareness across disciplines. networks of other local authorities plus regional and national organisations.int/comm/environment/urban/local_sustainability_en. ensuring all areas mentioned above have been investigated. a Rethinking Construction forum.cfm?content=perfinds.sussex. See www. The M4I’s Environmental Performance indicators32 cover six areas: embodied energy.
refurbishment. Sustainability will then become the norm in all the construction the authority carries out. The Climate Change Declaration has been signed up to. procurement.cf 17 . 7 Gaps in Hull City Council policy and practice. an SPG promoting energy efficiency has been drafted. continue to use and develop all the actions proposed in the body of this document. It is the policy of Hull City Council to aim to achieve. CPU/ad0131dc3 . 6 What has Hull City Council achieved? A significant amount has been achieved within the Council recently and the achievements are: • • • • • • • the Leader of the Council’s portfolio includes a responsibility for sustainability. The model action plans at the back of this document provide an example of the plans that will be developed. using locally applicable targets. repair and maintenance. sustainability issues are within the Local Plan and other planning documents.March 2002. but require formalisation and support and need to be communicated across all departments and units. and future action The achievements so far are to be celebrated. across new build. the Energy Management Unit has secured many energy efficient solutions. and fulfil Asset Management Plan performance criteria. Action is vital in order to meet the requirements of the Climate Change Declaration. by time scales to be agreed between the departments involved across the authority. the newly formed Construction Procurement Unit has drafted a procurement strategy and process management handbook. Further action may need to be taken to ensure that all documents such as this sustainable construction policy. energy efficiency and capital strategies. are complementary. an effective LA21 Task Group with an agreed strategy. along with the LA21.Kingston upon Hull City Council Sustainable Construction Policy . Additional funding and resources may be required to meet these obligations.
Actions – both internally in the authority. Improved building user satisfaction across the building stock and increased engagement with local communities as part of the decision making process. Less waste during construction and operation. What this will achieve in the next five years Less wastage of land. of performance against water consumption benchmarks where established Specify Considerate Constructors Scheme or similar. Use existing and new performance indicators to monitor progress and continuous improvement. Visioning exercises on what the neighbourhood should be like in 25 years. Effective community consultation and participation in developing the Structure and Local Plans.March 2002. and Development Briefs.cf 18 . Targets for energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions for new projects that meet at least current best practice for construction type and which contribute significantly to the achievement of government targets. Develop an implementation plan for each action point Review and up-date targets in implementation plans at six-month intervals. upon which Hull City Council can base their own plan. Set targets for waste reduction during construction and operation. Integrate the site approach with the broader based concern on biodiversity in the local plan. on-site and off-site. existing buildings and the materials they contain. Co-operate with neighbouring local authorities on habitat protection. include reasonable measures to protect and enhance habitat and protect species. bicycle and pedestrian priorities Develop a transport plan as part of the Local Plan Insert local conditions as required. development briefs and SPG. Model Action Plan for the planning role Theme Re-use Waste minimisation & management Minimise use of energy This contains objectives. EXAMPLE TARGET: All new projects to carry out environmental assessment using BREEAM or equivalent. and externally through advice and guidance for development in the area. Encourage energy efficiency targets beyond Building Regulations. Introduce priced or reduce parking where good alternatives to the car exist. Do not pollute Preserve and enhance biodiversity Conserve water resources Community Involvement • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Transport Local conditions Set targets Take due account of the UK and Local Biodiversity Action Plan. Encourage outline plans to orientate buildings to optimise solar gain. Include green transport plans within planning obligations. Specify performance criteria for designers and contractors in relation to pollution where relevant. Encourage measurement and reporting.Kingston upon Hull City Council Sustainable Construction Policy . New build projects to achieve at least a ‘very good’ rating. EXAMPLE TARGET: Two Rethinking Construction demonstration projects per year from 2002 to 2004. Monitor performance and report against construction industry benchmarks where established. The protection of habitat and species taking due account of the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. achievable progress! CPU/ad0131dc3 . In producing the Structure and Local Plans. Encourage the use of renewable energy and CHP where appropriate. and community health and safety. Integration of new development with existing developments. Increase requirement for cycle ways and secure bicycle parking Review car. SPG and development briefs. Targets for water consumption for new projects that meet at least current best practice for construction type. actions and targets. Increase density of development around transport nodes. to a set time scale. Reduced pollution on construction sites. decreased toxicity within buildings. Local success! Measurable. to be achieved in the next five years • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Encourage development on previously developed land. Contribution to the goals for carbon dioxide emissions. and reduced pollution arising from building operation. Refurbishment projects to achieve at least a ‘good’ rating. as part of post project review. Encourage the re-use of material. Specify targets for water consumption during construction and in operation which meet at least current best practice for construction type.
as part of post project review. and improved health and safety on construction sites. as part of post project reviews. Report actions taken in post project reviews. Plus increased engagement with local communities as part of the decision making process. Monitor performance and report against construction industry benchmarks where established. Contribution to the goals for carbon dioxide emissions. Take all reasonable measures to protect habitat and species on new and existing sites. Encourage the use of renewable energy and CHP where appropriate. New build projects to achieve at least a ‘very good’ rating. Targets for water consumption for new projects that meet at least current best practice for construction type.March 2002. upon which Hull City Council can base their own plan. Staff travel patterns. training and engagement with local communities. and a healthier staff and other building users. EXAMPLE TARGET: all procurement decisions informed by transport study by 2003. Contribute to the goals of less pollution. a better working environment and increased productivity. and possible changes. Encourage orientation of buildings to optimise solar gain. Use existing and new performance indicators to monitor progress and continuous improvement.cf 19 . What this will achieve in the next five years Procurement in line with value for money principles on the basis of whole life costs. Improved health and safety. ie: Public transport service to transport hubs and housing areas. Set targets for waste reduction in construction and operation. Specify Considerate Constructors Scheme or similar. Insert local conditions as required. Consider the transport implications of new buildings or changing use.Kingston upon Hull City Council Sustainable Construction Policy . performance of new projects against established energy consumption benchmarks. achievable progress! Community Involvement • • • • • • • • • • • Transport Local conditions Set targets CPU/ad0131dc3 . Local success! Measurable. Set targets for water consumption during construction and in operation which meet at least current best practice for construction type. Monitor user satisfaction. resources and commitment of designers and contractors in relation to health and safety. Measure and report. performance of new projects against water consumption benchmarks where established. Encourage energy efficiency targets which meet or exceed current best practice for construction type. actions and targets. Measure and report. and decrease pollution due to materials specified. Evaluate competence. to a set time scale. EXAMPLE TARGET: all procurement decisions informed by whole life cost analysis by 2004. Use whole life cost assessment as part of the technical appraisal when deciding to build new or refurbish or re-use existing assets. Less waste during construction and in operation. Model Action Plan for the procurement role Theme Re-use Waste minimisation & management Minimise use of energy • • • • • • • • Actions This contains objectives. Do not pollute Preserve and enhance biodiversity Conserve water resources • • • • Take due account of the UK and Local Biodiversity Action Plan. EXAMPLE TARGET: All new projects to carry out environmental assessment using BREEAM or equivalent. Refurbishment projects to achieve at least a ‘good’ rating. Develop an implementation plan for each action point. better environmental management. and protection of biodiversity in the UK and elsewhere through responsible materials specification. The protection of habitat and species taking due account of the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. Review and up-date targets in implementation plans at six-month intervals. Specify performance criteria for construction contractors for on-site pollution where relevant. Targets for energy consumption for new and refurbished buildings that meet at least current best practice for construction type.
achievable progress! Local conditions Set targets CPU/ad0131dc3 . living and learning environments and increased productivity.cf 20 .Kingston upon Hull City Council Sustainable Construction Policy . Targets for water consumption that meet at least current best practice for construction type. Take due account of the UK and Local Biodiversity Action Plan in management of the built environment. Develop waste management plans (following hierarchy of reduce. Develop staff and user travel plans to reduce the use of and dependency on the singly occupied car. Ensure effective training is provided for operatives who drive for their work to optimise the fuel use. Set a programme of improvement for the whole building stock. Ensure good relationships with the local community. Encourage the re-use of materials. schools. Less pollution in and arising from built assets. Review and up-date targets in implementation plans at six-month intervals. and decreased carbon dioxide emissions. Ensure the local community is informed of any changes in practices which might affect them. consider the fuel type. Monitor energy use in all buildings and set benchmarks. Use existing and new performance indicators to monitor progress and continuous improvement. upon which Hull City Council can base their own plan What this will achieve in the next five years Procurement in line with value for money principles on the basis of whole life costs. EXAMPLE TARGET: Utilise BREEAM or equivalent when considering existing buildings. recycle) Set targets for maintenance and operational waste in offices. Model Action Plan for the asset management role Theme Re-use This contains objectives. Ensure pollution is considered in environmental management system. Less waste during operation. etc to minimise the effect on the environment. Monitor performance and set targets for water consumption which meet at least current best practice for construction type. In purchasing fleet cars. leisure buildings.March 2002. libraries and other building types. leading to improved health and safety. Develop an implementation plan for each action point. EXAMPLE TARGET: Exemplar energy efficiency in 50% of buildings by 2004. monitor performance in these areas and set targets for improvement. engine size. Measure and report performance of buildings against water consumption benchmarks where established. Monitor and re-evaluate plans and targets. Insert local conditions as required. Ensure that the essential car users allowance and mileage rates do not reward less efficient cars. Monitor and re-evaluate plans and targets. Local success! Measurable. Take all reasonable measures to protect habitat and species on sites. Better working. Waste minimisation & management Minimise use of energy Do not pollute Targets for energy consumption that meet at least current best practice for construction type. with increased engagement of local communities. Preserve and enhance biodiversity Conserve water resources Community Involvement Transport The protection of habitat and species taking due account of the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. to a set time scale. actions and targets. Actions – to apply to authority managed stock and external contracts • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Maximise the use of available space when evaluating property portfolios and business needs. Review possible areas where pollution incidences might occur. Consider the implementation of flexible working practices to reduce the amount of space required. reuse. Reduced reliance on the singly occupied car.
htm) Department of Transport Local Government and the Regions (DTLR): construction legislation. local government.org.sd-commission.dtlr.dti.gov.uk) Rethinking Construction links The Construction Best Practice Programme (CBPP) runs regional clubs to disseminate best practice (www.org.environment-agency. for example of Health & Safety excellence (www. Information can also be accessed through the A-Z facility (www.uk) Information for local government from central government (www.March 2002.uk) Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) covers the construction industry (www. 8 Links to other organisations and guidance Links to other organisations and guidance Government links Audit Commission (www.uk) Local Government Association (LGA) (www.uk) Sustainable Development Commission (www.uk) Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA) (www.Kingston upon Hull City Council Sustainable Construction Policy . neighbourhood renewal.ogc.uk/cbpp/themes/suscon/intro_1.uk) The Movement for Innovation (M4I) – they run demonstration projects for nonhousing developments.audit-commission.gov.uk) Housing Corporation (www. integrated transport.gov.idea.cf 21 . and other guidance.lgtf.housingcorp.lga.info4local.gov.gov.housingforum. local transport.uk/construction/sustain/index.cbpp. sustainable development and rural development issues covered (www. and have regional clusters for information dissemination (www.gov.jsp) The Housing Forum run demonstration projects for housing developments (www.gov.uk) CPU/ad0131dc3 . mobility and inclusion.uk) Office of Government Commerce (OGC) – they have developed the Gateway Process for project management.gov.uk/cbpp/bpclubs/) CBPP has a theme page of information on sustainable construction.org.uk) Environment Agency (www. supporting people and urban issues covered (www.defra.gov.m4i.org. planning.uk) Department of Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA): environment.gov.cbpp.gov.org. regeneration.uk) Local Government Task Force promote Rethinking Construction to local authorities (www.
uk) Joseph Rowntree Foundation (www.Construction Industry Research and Information Association.co.bco. Environmental Profiles.uk) London Development Agency (http://www.bsria.uk) South West Development Agency (http://www.Kingston upon Hull City Council Sustainable Construction Policy .lda.uk) Business in the Environment (www.uk) North West Development Agency (http://www.uk) British Council for Offices (BCO) (www.englishpartnerships.co.nwda.eeda. and much more (www. BREEAM.southwestrda.org.business-in-environment.org.cf 22 .cieh.uk) CIRIA .com) BSRIA . Also has details of Construction Industry Environmental Forum (CIEF) and Construction Productivity Network (CPN) (www.bre.yorkshire-forward.uk) East of England Development Agency (http://www. It is now an umbrella organisation for M4I.org.uk) English Partnerships (www.uk) One North East (http://www. EcoHomes. Rethinking Construction has developed from The Egan Report and is a stand-alone publication.uk) Yorkshire Forward (http://www.aecb. See here for more information about Green Guide.co.net) BRE – Building Research Establishment.jrf.uk) British Standards Institution (BSI) (www.advantage-westmidlands.org.org) Regeneration links Advantage West Midlands (http://www.onenortheast. SMARTWaste and SMARTStart.org) South East Development Agency (http://www.emda.rethinkingconstruction.seeda.gov. LGTF. envest.co.uk) Prince’s Foundation (www.org.uk) CIOB . The Housing Forum.uk) Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) (www.uk) Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) (www.princes-foundation.ciob.co.co. and work with central government (www.com) General links Association of Environment Conscious Builders (AECB) (www.ciria.org.Chartered Institute of Building (www.org.Building Services Research and Information Association (www.uk) East Midlands Development Agency (http://www.cipfa.org.org.co.uk) CPU/ad0131dc3 .bsi-global.org.March 2002.
sustainablehousing.iema.uk) Construction Industry Council (CIC) is the representative forum for the industry’s professional bodies.architecture.org) National House-Building Council (NHBC) (www. CCC is subsuming the Construction Round Table (see www.uk) (www.school-works.cf 23 .co.solace.com) Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) (www.Kingston upon Hull City Council Sustainable Construction Policy .peabody.cabe.org.scala.org.org.com) The Energy Saving Trust provides guidance especially for Local Authorities (www.com) Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) (www.org.citb.crt.net) International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) is the international environment agency for local governments (www.org) Considerate Constructors Scheme is a code of practice for improved construction sites (www.org.org. (www.hastoe.org.org) Society for Chief Architects in Local Authorities (SCALA) (www.uk) Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) (www. which has wound down but web site is active until 2002 (www.ecoconstruct.uk) Construction Resources (www.org.cic.uk) Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) (www.org.uk) Society of Local Authority Chief Executives (SOLACE) (www.March 2002.practicalhelp.iclei. Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) (www.uk) Construction Industry Board.rics.ccscheme.clientsuccess.uk) Society of Procurement Officers in Local Government (SOPO) (www.nhbc.org) School Works is a body working towards better school refurbishment and management (www.uk) Somerset Trust for Sustainable Development: aims to make sustainable design and building practices the norm rather than the exception throughout Somerset (www.uk) CPU/ad0131dc3 .ice.uk) Hastoe Housing Association (www.ciboard.uk) The Confederation of Construction Clients (CCC) – an organisation that represents construction clients and has developed the Clients’ Charter and Toolkit.uk) Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) (www.org. research organisations and specialist trade associations.org.org.org.sopo.uk) Peabody Trust (www.
surveying.org.to/presco.network for young professionals in sustainable construction (www.net) CPU/ad0131dc3 .org. European Construction Industry Federation (FIEC) PRESCO – creating a European Code of Practice for Sustainable Building (http://go.Kingston upon Hull City Council Sustainable Construction Policy . EuroAlliance of Companies for Energy Efficiency in Buildings (EUROACE) EGBF – European Green Building Forum (www.uk/bqextra/).org) Strategic Forum – link coming soon.spongenet.March 2002.egbf.org).salford. Transport 2000 (www.wellbuilt. Sponge .ac.providing a permanent resource of information for people who need guidance on methods to improve the environmental sustainability of Urban Development (http://www.uk) European links BEQUEST .transport2000.uk) WellBuilt! a network for local authority professionals interested in more sustainable construction (www.cf 24 .