Advocacy & Influence
We continually monitor and evaluate progress against our environmental objectives to reduce waste and carbon intensity from our construction activities by 10%, by 2022. We also aim for the top 85% of our top-tier suppliers to be using the Supply Chain Sustainability School.
In order to mitigate the effects of climate change and flood risk on our developments, we incorporate Sustainable Urban Drainage schemes, which also often provide habitats for wildlife. Our pioneering new strategy to increase biodiversity on our developments is being rolled out across the business and piloted on several developments.
During the year Redrow contributed to the ‘Bricks and Water’ Inquiry focusing on how to build the number of homes we need while improving at the same time flood resilience and water availability. Our homes are industry-leading in terms of water efficiency with a rating of just 105 litres per person per day, which is well below building regulations.
We have been undertaking advanced thermal modelling of the performance of our homes in different climatic scenarios to understand the potential impacts of a changing climate. The results will inform our designs to help prevent overheating and ensure the continued comfort and wellbeing of our customers.
We are also investigating new heating systems in preparation for the transition to zero carbon homes and we are trialling these on pilot plots. We are working with our energy supplier to examine greater use of renewables. We are developing a waste monitoring project and we are setting up a Waste Working Party to develop and implement a group wide waste minimisation campaign. As part of our aim to reduce the diesel used on our sites, we are trialling a solar PV diesel hybrid system for off grid electricity supply.
CDP Climate Change