Moving to Net Zero Carbon
We have appointed the services of Carbon Footprint Limited to set our goal for achieving Net Zero Carbon. By engaging an industry expert we were able to produce a Carbon Footprint Standard (TM) for the reporting in the period of May 2020 – April 2021 where we saw 8.80 tonnes of CO2 produced per £1 million spend (Scope 1 & Scope 2 and elements of Scope 3 measured).
We have since offset the CO2 produced for the last reporting period by supporting a wind farm project in Maharashtra, India making Deeley Group Carbon Neutral for May 2020 – April 2021.
For the current reporting period May 2021 – April 2022 we saw 10.51 tonnes of CO2 Produced per £1 million spent, however there has been an upturn in our work following the pandemic, and we’ve seen an increase in larger projects, which inherently bring larger site welfare set ups and additional plant on site.
To counter this we have chosen to invest in our infrastructure at the Head Office by undertaking a major LED lighting installation and provide more Electric Vehicle charging points to support our new partnership with Octopus Electric Vehicle scheme.
Investments such as this will help support us on getting to Net Zero Carbon as soon as possible to cut our emissions.
Carbon Footprint Limited have also supported us in our journey by utilising Science Based Targets to forecast our journey and we have set a challenging, but realistic target of 2036 to become fully Net Zero Carbon.
Net Zero Carbon 2036
Our work to reduce our carbon footprint includes:
- Our Design & Build and Estimating teams have engaged industry specialists to assist with the design of both affordable living and market sale homes to Part L and Future Homes Standards
- We monitor the energy performance of our head office and in 2022 we undertook the installation of L.E.D lighting in our Head Office.
- We continue to embrace remote working during the COVID-19 pandemic and will use these methods going forward. We believe this will have a positive impact by reducing our carbon footprint via mileage.
- To reduce our motor fuel consumption we have undertaken a partnership with Octopus Electric Vehicles to encourage staff to consider greener transport solutions
Our Approach to Sustainability
Deeley Group’s commitment to the environment starts from our Head Office. Our newly constructed offices in Coventry have a number of sustainable features:
- EV Charging Points
- Ground source heat pumps
- Rain water harvesting
- Solar panels
- Antisun glazing units
- Energy efficient lighting controls
- Daylight lighting control
- High efficiency luminaire control gear
Putting our environmental commitment into practice
Delivering Sustainable Communities
Our approach to sustainability is consistent. Regularly in the Social Housing, Education and Commercial sectors we deliver schemes of high energy performance. We choose to apply our high standards of best practice to each scheme we work on, regardless of BREEAM or Building Regulation requirements. Scheme by scheme, we review the possibilities of installing renewable energy technology or designing the structure to ensure it is highly energy efficient. Working with long standing partnering energy consultants we are designing homes that will meet the new Part L and Future Homes standards.
We are signed up to the KPI Hub, a National Federation of Builders initiative from which we measure our CO2 emissions for the entire company.
Statistics are measured against other construction companies, whilst the outputs can highlight areas in which we can reduce our carbon footprint.