Environmental Certification

Environmental certification is the beating heart of green building. It drives design, it guarantees recognition, and it is increasingly becoming standard across the industry. But with so many schemes on offer, it is often difficult to know which to choose. Our team of experienced assessors can help select the right methodology for your project and guide you through the process from start to finish – so as to achieve successful certification and optimal environmental performance throughout guaranteeing industry-leading results and adding maximum value.

We pride ourselves on our integrated and holistic approach. We work closely with design and construction teams to ensure that our advice is tailored to your needs and responds swiftly to changing circumstances. At the same time, in reaching out across disciplines, our services can also act as a focal point for complex projects, delivering a sense of clarity and purpose that increases efficiency and keeps costs down.

Our services include:

  • Certification in: BREEAM International & UK schemes, LEED, WELL, Estidama Pearl Building Rating System;
  • Accredited Professional (AP) role for BREEAM and WELL scheme ;
  • Fully integrated support from feasibility studies to post-construction;
  • Bespoke workshops;
  • Technical reviews of proposals, specifications, technical submissions;
  • Reporting;
  • Training;
  • Development of project-specific templates, action lists, and tracker documents;
  • Liaison with certification bodies.

Bespoke Sustainability Frameworks

Sustainability isn’t just a matter of certification. It’s also about fostering a truly ‘green’ business culture. At Blue Skies Environmental Consulting, we are specialists in developing and implementing the frameworks and policies that will ensure your company is ready to face whatever challenges the future holds. Combining up-to-the-minute environmental research with the latest management techniques, our experienced consultants offer an independent assessment of existing practices, design forward-looking solutions tailored to your needs, and provide ongoing training programmes to guarantee lasting results.

What we provide:

  • Detailed analysis of current practice;
  • Development of bespoke frameworks for operations and/or project(s);
  • Guidance on the management and implementation of sustainability frameworks to ensure maximum efficiency;
  • Workshops and training.

Environmental Strategies

Environmental strategies are at the heart of every building project. Our team of dedicated experts can help maximise their effectiveness. In each disciplinary area, we help identify your requirements and aspirations, and offer targeted guidance on how best to meet and exceed local, national, and international requirements. We can assist with the development of sustainability briefs at an early (pre-design) stage, hone and refine client briefs, and conduct detailed feasibility studies. With a strong network of specialist advisers, we can tackle projects of any side and meet any need.

Our environmental strategies can encompass the following topics:

  • Microclimate analysis and passive design strategies;
  • Energy efficiency and low and zero carbon systems (LZC feasibility studies);
  • Climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies;
  • Water quality, water efficiency, water management, flood risk;
  • Sustainable construction/refurbishment, material efficiency, design for flexibility, waste and recycling;
  • Transport;
  • Biodiversity;
  • Pollution.