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Rolton Group’s 10 year membership with UKGBC

2017 marks a decade of Rolton Group being a member of the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC).

UKGBC is an industry-led network with the aim of improving the sustainability of the built environment. They inspire, challenge and empower their members and in doing so, encourage built environment industry professionals to identify and adopt the most sustainable and viable solutions. They also strive to support sustainability leaders when it comes to making bold decisions, as well as influencing government policy both locally and nationally.

This is an ethos Rolton Group shares, with our multi-disciplinary team delivering projects of all shapes and sizes in the most sustainable way possible. Rolton Group remain thought-leaders on the future of sustainability within the built environment and with regards to the future of the low carbon economy. Our published white paper ‘Energy: The Challenge, the Commercial Opportunity’

The UKGBC want to transform the way the built environment is planned, designed, constructed, maintained and operated. We work to achieve this as well; whether it be through designing new state of the art facilities for a new university campus or developing energy strategies for major energy users, our clients can be reassured they will receive the wealth of experience and expertise we have to offer.

Since becoming a member a decade ago, we have shared our knowledge and written articles featured on the UKGBC website, as well as supporting initiatives such as urging the Chancellor to reconsider scrapping zero carbon. We also continue to share sustainability and low carbon insights with a variety of clients and industry professionals, as well as with MPs and government (read more about our visit from Andrea Leadsom MP here) and regarding our response to the Energy and Climate Change Committee’s “Leaving the EU: implications for UK energy policy” inquiry here).

We also practice what we preach and to reduce our own carbon footprint we comply with ISO 14001:2015, reducing environmental impacts of everyday operations. After trialling hybrid EV we are now conducting further research, looking to invest in fully electric vehicles within our fleet; reducing environmental impacts while monitoring usage to enhance our knowledge through experimental research. Across our offices, we use LED’s, automatic lighting controls, heat pumps and heat recovery ventilation for improved energy efficiency.