THE PLANET MARK FOR NEW DEVELOPMENTS

We believe that truly great buildings go beyond compliance; they make society better, add value to the local community and contribute to economic prosperity. 

What We Do

1. MEASURE

We measure your whole-life carbon emissions in relation to a notional baseline

2. ENGAGE

Engage your stakeholders to raise awareness of sustainability

3. COMMUNICATE

We provide marketing materials to help you inspire others and share best practice

ABOUT OUR NEW DEVELOPMENT
CERTIFICATION

Together, building and construction is responsible for 39% of global carbon emissions. With operational emissions alone (from energy used to heat, cool and light buildings) accounting for up to 28%. Any New Development can have a significant impact on the environment, communities, and the people that it serves. At The Planet Mark we think that those impacts should always be positive.

The Planet Mark for New Development’s requires the measurement and reduction of whole-life carbon emissions, engagement of the supply chain and the inclusion of the local community. In this way every building from its design through to its operation can combat climate change, support biodiversity and contribute to the society that it serves.

The next 10 years are set to play a pivotal role in determining whether we solve climate change. By choosing The Planet Mark you can ensure your developments are not just fit for purpose throughout a rapidly changing time for climate and society; but leave behind a sustainable legacy of their own.

Our New Development Certification follows The Planet Mark 3-step process: It begins by measuring the carbon emitted over the whole-life cycle of the building and engaging the supply chain and local primary schools in sustainable development. The programme then helps communicate your commitments to society and the environment.

BUSINESS BENEFITS

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Engage a local primary school

The Eden Project work with both pupils and staff to help the children connect with and understand the importance of nature.

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Meet recognised standards

Achieving The Planet Mark supports BREEAM, LEED, The Considerate Constructors Scheme and other standards.

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Supply chain engagement

The Planet Mark encourages collaborative supply chain integration which drives innovation, skills development and greater efficiencies on site.

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Increased transparency

The Planet Mark demonstrates your sustainability credentials, showing the value your organisation is delivering to its beneficiaries and society as a whole.

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AVERAGE EMBODIED CARBON REDUCTION

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average operational carbon reduction

TOTAL CARBON MEASURED (TCO2E)

TOTAL CARBON SAVED (TCO2E)

“We at Gazeley (GLP) pride ourselves in being pioneers in sustainability and we see that limiting energy consumption, in both embodied and operational carbon, as much as possible, is the way that we can successfully demonstrate this clearly.”

Graeme Munro,
Head of Construction
GLP, Europe