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Waterhouse are committed to sustainable refurbishment

Sustainability

Waterhouse recommends to its clients available sustainability options in order to reduce the carbon footprint of their buildings and organisations, with the ultimate aim of achieving an eco-friendly environment. This can re-energise tired assets and reduce operating costs.

Materials
We incorporate materials from renewable sources and from manufacturers that minimise hazard, waste & energy use. Our aim is to become Carbon Neutral.

Energy
Energy ratings for plant, machinery & lighting are collated, low energy alternatives are investigated & proposed.

Re-use & Recycle
Timber, flooring, glass, ceilings, partitions etc. are reused or sent to recycling. Metals are also sent to recycling. Furniture is recycled by our suppliers.

Environmental
We minimise noise and vibration levels, traffic nuisance, emissions of pollutants & disturbance to the public and local ecosystems. We control our own journey times and visits.

Legal
We comply with current legal requirements.

ISO 14001 Environmental Management System
Waterhouse are committed to developing a full Quality Management System to ISO 14001 incorporating BS 8555.

Waste Management Plans
Are undertaken as appropriate. Project examples are available on request.

BREEAM
Is adopted as the benchmark to measure the environmental performance of buildings and is the measure of best practice in environmental design and management.

RICS Ska Rating
Waterhouse are conversant with and adapt as appropriate Ska Rating – Good Practice measures for Building & Office Refurbishments.

WRAP – Waste & Resources Action Programme
Waterhouse have adopted the principles of WRAP, Designing out Waste in Buildings and the Halving Waste to Landfill initiative.

Waste To Landfill
Currently our waste removal partners are achieving a 97.73% recycling record with only 2.27% going to landfill.

Case Studies
  1. PACE – Eco Office & Building Refurbishment (Saving 40% Energy)