PBC recognises the importance of advising clients on the latest energy efficiency and renewable technologies that can be incorporated into buildings and developments.
Working alongside our Project Management and Cost Consultancy teams, and with contractors, architects and developers, our dedicated Sustainability team will achieve the highest sustainability standards for your project, whilst also ensuring building regulations are complied with.
To find out now PBC can help you to reduce the carbon footprint, waste, water and energy demands of your latest project, contact our Head of Sustainability, Dr Hardip Mann on 020 3478 0650 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PBC offers a host of sustainability services, including but not limited to:
PBC offers fully BREEAM-certified assessment services for most building types, from pre-assessment, design stage through to post construction. Whatever your building type or RIBA stage, PBC can help.
Why choose PBC to get you your BREEAM rating?
- BREEAM expertise - with direct input from our Director, Dr Hardip Mann, who helped develop and provide training on some of the later (2000 onwards) BREEAM schemes whilst at BRE
- Getting it right, first time – as BREEAM QA Manager whilst at BRE, Hardip knows the ‘nuts and bolts’ of the requirements of the BRE QA auditors, ensuring seamless transition through the testing BRE audit process, saving you time and money.
- Visibility - Use of Southfacing’s TrackerPlus – Hardip is an expert in using Southfacing’s TrackerPlus software – this allows the whole design team to see how the BREEAM project is progressing, allowing each member to easily keep track of their responsibilities on the project.
PBC can conduct an independent review of your project and offer advice on opportunity/risk credits when seeking BREEAM certification, and how you can boost your BREEAM rating before the formal assessment takes place, thereby ensuring the desired score and rating is achieved, or even superseded!
PBC are BREEAM Accredited Professionals and can ensure that the project remains on track throughout the duration so that credits are not compromised. An AP can work in synergy with the BREEAM Assessor to achieve the best outcome for the project. Having a BREEAM AP on board from early design through to construction can boost your BREEAM score by nearly 3%.
The most important asset of any building are the occupants. Therefore, provision of a healthy indoor environment is of paramount importance to all building developers and owners. Unlike BREEAM, which straddles whole plethora of environmental impacts associated with a building, the WELL standard focusses only on the environmental health and wellbeing aspects of the building, ensuring a healthy and productive working environment. PBC can provide advice on how to work towards creating a healthy building, as well as provide WELL certification for you if required.
The challenges of climate change are well documented, so we all need to make sure that we put tangible short- and longer-term plans to reduce CO2 emissions in place to reduce our environmental impact to minimise the threat of climate change. Let PBC help plan your route to Nett Zero Carbon. Our consultants can look at your current practices and processes and help you reach your aspirations to a low carbon future.
With the evolution of building regulations, as buildings become more energy efficient, embodied carbon is becoming a ‘bigger part of the low carbon jigsaw’. At early stages of the project, PBC can help reduce the carbon impact of embodied materials used by conducting LCA’s so that a carbon saving can be delivered by the specification of lower intensity materials for the project.
SKA Rating is a standard method for undertaking environmental impact assessment and certification of fit-out, refurbishment and retrofit projects in non-domestic buildings. Unlike BREEAM or LEED assessments SKA Rating is not a whole building assessment method, but scores individual projects within buildings irrespective of the base build/external fabric.
Sustainable fit-outs result in more comfortable, cleaner and more cost-efficient working environments. Improving the sustainability of working environments through the SKA assessment helps reduce the ongoing operational costs related to the occupation of a refurbished space whilst improving the overall comfort and wellbeing of the occupants.