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Remove, Reduce, Reuse

Should any particular element of a project be particularly damaging to the environment, we will look to remove its use within a project wherever possible. Suitable and ethical alternatives will be sought.

The key aim is to not over-order materials. We have excellent relationships with our supply chain, which means that we can order the exact quantity that we require, but should there be any unexpected wastage and we require some more, we can get this delivered to site quickly.

Should there be any extra materials or waste generated, we will deal with it in a number of ways including bringing it back to our yard at our Head Office to be stored and reused in future, or offer any it to local community groups.

Responsible Initiatives

In line with our Carbon Reduction Strategy, we have We have already implemented many Carbon Reducing Initiatives, some of which include:

  • Environmental management measures certified with ISO14001.
  • Implementation of energy-saving hot water dispensers instead of kettles.
  • Waste Compacting Baler and recycling scheme to reduce scope 3 emissions.
  • An initiative to reduce scope 1 diesel emissions and move to an electric fleet. So far, we have 2 electric vans to be used by site operatives, and a Tesla pool car which will reduce our emissions by 10700 KgCo2e per year.
  • Installed motion-sensor lights in offices.
  • Installed rainwater harvesting methods on our sites.
  • Ensured recycling points are made available in welfare cabins for daily waste.
  • Option to join meetings remotely to reduce travelling.
  • Narrowing site-operative work radius (less miles covered).

This is only the beginning of our journey, we are comitted to reducing our impact with each and every project.

Electric Vehicle Fleet

We use a car sharing and car-pooling scheme to minimise the number of vehicles travelling from site to site.

We have an electric company pool-car, as well as fully electric company vans and have installed electric charging points at our head office to facilitate the use of electric vehicles within our workforce.

Pave Aways actively encourage other methods of travel. We are members of the cycle to work scheme and colleagues are encouraged to avoid the use of the car wherever possible.

Sustainable Design Principles

We are well versed in sustainable design principles including Passivhaus, BREEAM Excellent, EPC A+ and renewable technologies. Although we are not required to implement these formal systems on some projects, we will bring our experience and recording systems to every project to reduce its environmental impacts. Buildings need to be built to high air tightness standards which use less energy to heat them. If we are responsible for any aspect of the design, we strive to use standard measurements of material to prevent excessive wastage.

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