Knights Construction Group are committed to sound management practices that minimise the potential negative effects of building activities on the environment. By encouraging the sustainable use of natural resources, minimising environmental pollution, reducing waste and encouraging recycling, we aim to contribute towards the improvement of the world in which we live.
As a business we are working to address energy and carbon efficiency in a number of ways. Some of the ways we are looking to improve are reducing the energy usage at our offices, sites and site cabins. Upgrading our fleet of transport and site plant, thus reducing the carbon emissions output. To set targets for reducing site emissions and waste and continually monitor and develop those systems.
On all projects a specific EIA is prepared, identifying the environmental aspect of the project, the risks and impacts posed by the construction operations and suitable mitigation measures to control risk and reduce the impact on the environment. The EIA is prepared prior to commencing on site and regularly reviewed to ensure mitigation measures are implemented and effective. It is monitored both by the site management team and external consultants.
Through our experience of successfully delivering highly sustainable buildings, we maximise opportunities for environmental and sustainable improvements; delivering cost benefits to clients and helping to meet low-carbon objectives.
Knights Construction Group plays its part in reducing the impact of construction on natural resources through its Environmental Purchasing Policy that is incorporated into subcontract documentation, encouraging the principles of responsible sourcing and minimising the use of damaging chemicals.
The monitoring of construction waste is undertaken through Knights Construction Group’s robust ‘Site Waste Management Plan’ procedures incorporated within the company’s environmental management system. Compliance to the requirements of the SWMP is monitored by the site team on a daily basis and supported through regular audits by Knights Construction Group’s Operations Department and external consultants.