Investors face increasing pressure from regulators for disclosure of the impact of their investments, and also from investors who want to understand the impact, conduct and stewardship of the assets they are investing in. Investment decisions are increasingly being based on ethical as well as commercial choices, with the question asked - what is socially acceptable?
At Hydrock, our Smart Energy and Sustainability team help our clients to benchmark their real estate assets, and identify, manage and mitigate these reputational risks. We also monitor performance against industry established targets such as the London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETi) and the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi).
Who we work with
Drawing together the expertise of all our engineering disciplines, most notably our building services engineers, and civil and structural engineers, we advise developers, investors, local authorities, property managers and corporate occupiers on how to create property assets and public realm that enhance society and are climate resilient. We're there to help you improve the value of your assets, to advise on minimising waste, carbon impacts, and create assets that benefit employees, communities, and the environment.
Our strategic and technical advice centres on how to embrace ESG factors to create long-term commercial and social value.
What we focus on
Supported, where relevant by our specialist technical engineers, there’s a range of areas that we both assess and advise on that will influence the ESG credentials of projects in the built environment. These include:
- Strategic masterplanning and placemaking
- Decarbonisation strategies
- Decentralised energy strategies
- Social value impacts of development on communities and people
- Energy efficient building design
- Whole lifecycle carbon assessments
- Air quality standards
- Acoustic design
- Design for health and wellbeing
- How a building interacts with the community around it
- Design to key standards e.g. WELL, BREEAM, Passivhaus etc.
- Sustainable transport strategies
- Waste management strategies
- Fire risk management strategies
- Supply chain management to ensure best practice
- Embodied carbon assessments of materials and supplies
Let's talk ESG
The built environment sector has a key role to play in the ESG landscape. At Hydrock, we are helping clients with their benchmarking and reporting, and also with the implementation of measures that will unlock investment and add real value to their property assets.
We actively support you in identifying, costing and articulating the energy, sustainability and community benefits that your future developments can bring, which in turn helps to secure the funding you need for your future plans.
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