03 December 2019

Telford Homes has been ranked as the second most sustainable homebuilder in the UK by NextGeneration in their sustainable housing benchmark report 2019. The Group has moved up the rankings 15 places in just three years. Such strong progress is evidence of Telford Homes’ dedication to sustainable homebuilding and the continuing development of the Group’s ‘Building a Living Legacy’ sustainability strategy, which was launched in 2016.

NextGeneration is the industry sustainability benchmark that provides a robust and challenging framework that enables homebuilders to demonstrate their commitment to creating sustainable homes and thriving communities.  The benchmark analyses the performance of the twenty-five largest homebuilders in the UK and is overseen by an executive committee made up of Homes England and the UK Green Building Council, and is administered by JLL.

The benchmark covers a range of criteria including company strategy and governance, future proofing, environmental site management, ecology and urban drainage, energy and carbon, water, waste, transport, health and safety, community engagement, design and placemaking. The criteria are based on best practice standards and guidance, and are designed to be challenging and go well beyond statutory minima or standard practice.

Jon Di-Stefano, Chief Executive Officer of Telford Homes commented:

‘’We are absolutely delighted that we have been rated by NextGeneration as the second most sustainable homebuilder.   We are very proud of our strong sustainability progress in recent times as evidenced by our rapid rise up the rankings of 15 places in just three years. This has been enabled by our ‘Building a Living Legacy’ strategy which seeks to create homes and places that make a positive long-term contribution to London’s built environment.  We recognise that climate change is one of the most pressing issues facing today’s society and homebuilders play a vital role in advancing the transition to a low carbon economy.”

Sophie Walker, UK Head of Sustainability at JLL commented:

“In 2019, the UK government made an historic step and became the first major economy to commit to net zero carbon by 2050. Responsible for nearly 40% of carbon emissions in construction and use, the built environment has a massive role to play. The UK housing: Fit for the Future? report by the Committee on Climate Change states that all new homes need to be made low-carbon heat ready by 2025 for the UK to meet its climate change targets, and fundamentally, according to the World Green Building Council all new housing globally will need to operate at net zero carbon by 2030. NextGeneration leaders such as Telford Homes are at the forefront of driving this agenda, and we at JLL are proud to be a part of their ambition.”

For further information please visit https://nextgeneration-initiative.co.uk 

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