Sustainable building is no longer just jargon - it’s a series of mandated benchmarks to be complied with - but commercially it’s also something you can’t afford to miss out on.
Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) strategy is of great importance in these environmentally conscious times. Sustainability is no longer just a buzzword, it is a legal requirement, and a key differentiator of your brand.
Benefits of Sustainable Buildings
A sustainable building integrates well with the local environment and ecosystem, uses ethically sourced materials, and minimises energy consumption throughout its life-cycle. With these responsibilities come many benefits. Buildings produced or refitted with sustainability in mind have been shown to improve the engagement, productivity, and health and safety of occupants. Savings can be made in not only energy consumption, but in the cost of operational and maintenance costs. Sustainable buildings will also keep their value as an asset as the regulation of energy consumption becomes ever more stringent. So not only is sustainability something that you must comply with, sustainability is something that you can’t afford to miss out on.
With all of the responsibilities that come with creating a sustainable building you need a dedicated team of consulting engineers with a proven track record in applying the synergies between rating systems such as NZEB, BREEAM and WELL, as well as LEED AP, WELL AP, LEED Green Associates and Building Energy Rating Assessors. Metec’s highly qualified sustainability team works very closely with the project architect and the façade consultant/contractor and offers expertise on optimising the thermal and solar performance of your building’s fabric, which contributes to achieving BER, NZEB, LEED and BREEAM benchmarks.
Your Sustainability Team
You need a team who can ensure that your building not only meets, but exceeds the requirements of domestic legislation. The dedicated in-house Metec sustainability team has been carefully selected for their passion, qualifications and experience in the areas of building performance, sustainability, energy savings over the lifecycle of your building, and perhaps even more importantly, the experience of its occupiers. They will dovetail with our LEED and WELL APs and building performance modellers in an ecosystem where information can be easily accessed, shared and updated, where collaboration is continual and where building performance and environmental sustainability intentions form the foundations of the design.