Wildscapes

where nature, people and business flourish

BREEAM

BREEAM Code for Sustainable Homes is an assessment which aims to protect the environment through guidelines on the construction of new homes. Government regulations state that all new builds should be zero carbon rated by 2016. BREEAM Code for Sustainable Homes surveys enable developers to work towards these targets.

To be entitled to the BREEAM ecology credits, a qualified independent ecologist must be commissioned to carry out an ecological survey of the site before development (or to assess it retrospectively). Our ecologists have extensive knowledge and experience of this work, so know which species to recommend because they will ‘take’ easily in most places, requiring minimal maintenance.

By delivering ‘BREEAM Code for Sustainable Homes’ ecological assessments we help developers to meet government requirements. If you are a BREEAM assessor, we are experts in delivering the ecological element of your reports. We bring added value to development projects by giving you the opportunity to link with a highly respected environmental organisation, which can increase saleability of your development.

 

CASE STUDIES


Client: Vinci

Project: Schools for the Future

Wildscapes was commissioned to carry out ecological monitoring programmes of the grounds of three schools over a period of three years, to ensure that the habitats were being managed according to the original plans. Our involvement was to provide advice early in the design process regarding protecting and/or providing habitat for species of local importance on the site. Our ecology team also helped to ensure the design was in keeping with the local environment. In particular this drew on our local knowledge of habitats and species of ecological interest on or close to the site. We were then able to provide ongoing support and advice to help the school manage and develop its outdoor space in the longer term.

 

Client: South Yorkshire Housing Association

Wildscapes enabled the South Yorkshire Housing Association (SYHA) to achieve BREEAM Code for Sustainable Homes status for the Dalefield Extra Care Eco Homes project and Canklow Gate.