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26/05/2017

Focus on Sustainability rating schemes

Sustainability rating schemes such as CEEQUAL and BREEAM are often argued to be a great cost for construction or infrastructure projects. But the cost is actually less than 0.5 percent of the total project cost for smaller projects and very much less for larger projects.

“There is a cost but there is also a gain. And the gain, we would argue – if properly managed, can be greater than the cost,” says Chris Broadbent, Managing Director at CEEQUAL Ltd and Director, BREEAM Infrastructure, in the latest episode of Construction Climate Talks.

A rating scheme gives projects an opportunity to use the scheme to understand and manage a whole range of sustainability and environmental impacts that are relevant to the project to achieve the best overall outcome.

“It helps them to use that as a framework to manage all of those impacts to deliver a better project. And through all that there is a process of learning about sustainability, of applying it effectively, innovating to get better outcomes and at the end having a really good result to show to the world by way of an independently verified award certificate”.

In this episode of Construction Climate Talks, Chris Broadbent explains the benefits of sustainability rating schemes.