We recognise that sustainability is part of a high performance building design process and so embed sustainability throughout the design and construction process. Clear sustainability requirements for each project are adopted and communicated to all people involved in the design process including key consultants and contractors. We enable sustainable construction through our Sustainable Construction Policy implemented through our procurement policies and processes and manage contractors onsite through our Contractor Management Code of Practice.
In delivering our policy commitments, all new building and major refurbishment projects will be assessed under formal sustainability schemes such as the Building Research Establishments (BREEAM) or Ska methodology to ensure energy efficiency and sustainability is maximised.
Environmental sustainability is a core element of the Campus Masterplan. Find out more, including examples of sustainable construction in action, on our website.