Sustainability

Developments and regeneration projects have potential to make a lasting impact on local people and places, and we take seriously our role in creating sustainable projects that deliver social, economic and environmental benefits.

By taking time to understand the dynamics of each development, we are ever-mindful of the implications of our work.  This means addressing stakeholder needs thoroughly, early dialogue, operating responsibly, and doing our part to lay the foundations for achieving the associated performance targets.  As a result, Trebor have been involved in some of the country’s best examples of sustainable building. Sustainability measures on the Stockport MBC Scheme and South Cambridgeshire Council Headquarters saw both projects delivered to a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating.

We are committed to joining our private and public sector clients, partners, supply chain and fellow developers in improving the construction industry by making sustainability a core consideration.

 

Adding Social Value

Delivering social value is fundamental to many of our clients and it underpins the overall success of the project. We support and adhere to a range of activities that deliver socio-economic benefits that are most relevant to local stakeholders.

Employment, education and skills opportunities

We support our clients in cultivating local opportunity. For example, we are working with Swansea University to improve access to science-based education and skills development, as part of economic regeneration in the Swansea Bay City Region via the Swansea City Waterfront development.

Health, safety and wellbeing

The health, safety and well-being of everyone working on the project is paramount. We understand the need for a culture of safety, whilst ensuring a comfortable and supportive workplace.

Local economic impact measurement

On publicly funded developments, our clients must ensure the money they spend is amplified in the community. We encourage our supply chain to measure the impact of where they spend their money so we know we are supporting local companies and individuals into work.

Mitigation of noise, dust, vibration

We support our clients in reducing the negative impacts of construction, such as noise, dust and vibration. They must be monitored and controlled to remain sympathetic to the needs of local people and minimise disruption.

Community investment and charitable hours

Many of our clients support community investment projects to assist local groups in meeting the needs of the community. Wherever possible, we contribute to this positive legacy in the local area.

Considerate Constructors Scheme

All Trebor projects are registered with the Considerate Constructors Scheme. It encourages us all to go above and beyond best practice, focussing on the public, workforce and environment.

 

Environmental Protection

Not only do our practices benefit the environment by reducing carbon and conserving resources, but they also improve whole-life building and maintenance costs. We join our clients and partners in protecting and enhancing the areas in which we work.

BREEAM and LEED performance

With a deep understanding of BREEAM and LEED certification requirements, we aim to improve environmental performance in areas such as energy savings, water efficiency and carbon footprint. Among others, our turnkey delivery of the £12m Stockport MBC scheme BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating on a 50,000 sq. ft. building for Stockport Council.

Embodied carbon reduction

Resource-efficient buildings are an essential part of sustainability best practice. Not only does this reduce project costs but also encompasses the long-term risks around resource availability.

Energy efficiency

When energy efficiency measures are built-in to our designs as a first choice, this leads to substantial savings on utility bills for our clients. More broadly, this also supports the UK in meeting its Climate Change obligations.

Biodiversity measures

Plants, wildlife and their habitats are a vital component of healthy ecosystems. We work with our clients to protect and enhance the local environment, for example, relocating animals to new habitats, as we did on our major Popes Lane industrial development in Oldbury, and planting indigenous species.

Waste diversion and reuse

We support clients in designing, building and managing waste to meet government targets and improve sustainability. For example, diverting waste away from landfill, reducing waste and selecting sustainable products.