Depending upon your company size, the advice given in the sections for larger or smaller local contractors will apply to you.
However, we will add specific information for the specialist contractor as this website is developed further – watch this space.
Construction Products Association Low Carbon Domestic Refurbishment Guide - An Introduction and Technical Information to Low Carbon Domestic Refurbishment
Provides information on how changes in the cost and lifespan of various improvement measures affect the payback period in both financial and carbon terms. Click here
UWE Built and Natural Environment internet TV service
This exciting new service makes available free-to-watch online videos, including interviews on topics such as: changing procurement strategies, low carbon social housing, corporate social responsibility and much more. See for yourself here
Guidance for Completing a Pre Tender Questionnaire
- follow this link for a guide produced by Bristol City Council
Whatever your core business activity you need to:
reduce your carbon emissions and your waste
reduce energy costs
stay up-to-date with a range of existing and forthcoming legislation
access tools and help – much of it for free
build a company reputation for being sensitive and proactive in addressing carbon and climate change
Go to our Future Foundations Resource Efficiency page
for links to helpful initiatives – some for example offering free services in calculating your carbon footprint (The Carbon Trust ) or the (Defra) Small Business Guide on how to measure and report your greenhouse gas emissions.
EMS EASY is an innovative toolkit that simplifies the implementation of a certifiable environmental management system (ISO14001 or EMAS). It uses a participatory and robust approach, which is manageable by any small or large business, using adult learning techniques and visual communication that are inexpensive to implement. It reduces the time needed to implement and run a certified system. The toolkit has been successfully used by small & medium sized construction firms including Arque, DR Jones, School Building Contractors, Michael Thorne Construction, Bray & Slaughter and much larger companies such as Bradfords in the South West to achieve ISO14001 or EMAS.
For more information see http://www.globalactionplan.org.uk/emseasy.aspx or call Fiona 01392 383033 or email email@example.com
The National Heritage Training Academy South West