Standards and best practice schemes are helping the construction industry improve its sustainability credentials in building design. From our road and rail networks to our hospitals and homes, best practice is ensuring our built environment is sustainable.
At Aggregate Industries we aim to create the product and service solutions to enable our customer’s projects to succeed. In doing this we don’t lose sight of our responsibility for the effects of our processes and products on the environment and society.
As part of this we have employees trained to assess construction schemes under the CEEQUAL, BREEAM and Code for Sustainable Homes sustainability assessment schemes.
CEEQUAL is the assessment and awards scheme for improving sustainability in civil engineering and public realm projects. It aims to deliver improved building design and construction through project specification and to demonstrate the commitment of the civil engineering industry to environmental, quality and social performance.
BREEAM is the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method for non-domestic buildings. It has developed over the past few years and now has specific schemes for over 15 building design types including schools, hospitals, offices and prisons. Over 200,000 building have been certified under the BREEAM scheme. BREEAM is not unique to the UK; the scheme operates in many parts of the world.