CD Hood, commercial builders Cambridge, are pleased to see that the building industry is becoming more sustainable, according to the NextGeneration benchmark, which is the only assessment of its kind that ranks the top 25 home builders on sustainability. Among the most sustainable home builders are the Berkeley Group, and Crest Nicholson, who have maintained last year’s second position.
The assessment is carried out over a six months period, and for those developers responsible for constructing over 50% of new homes in the UK each year with a combined construction value of £5 billion.
‘This year’s results demonstrate that an elite group of nine home builders are driving best practice in sustainability in the sector. This is the sixth year the benchmark has been undertaken and the improvement in performance from the first benchmark in 2006 is remarkable, with companies battling to outperform each other across 50 different categories and achieving an average improvement of around 10% since 2006,’ said Philip Hirst from NextGeneration.
‘At a time where government is reviewing much of the key legislation that governs sustainability in home building, NextGeneration members provide a beacon of how the private sector can collaborate to deliver sustainability performance beyond legislative requirements,’ he added.
C D Hood commercial builders in and around Cambridge are always striving to use sustainable materials for our building projects.