Award-winning developer Crest Nicholson has been named the number one UK housebuilder for sustainability by a recent industry assessment. NextGeneration, the benchmark which assesses and ranks the UK’s 25 largest homebuilders on their sustainability performance, has today released its annual report, revealing that Crest Nicholson has come out on top. The Report also reveals the home building industry as whole continues to break new ground in sustainable home delivery.
The NextGeneration report, assesses housebuilders on a wide range of criteria relating to high-quality, sustainable housebuilding. All house builders are given an overall percentage score out of 100, with Crest Nicholson leading the way with a top score of 83 percent, well above the industry average of 37. The report is administered by by JLL and overseen by executive committee members UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) and the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).
Commenting on the NextGeneration report findings, Chris Tinker, Chairman of Regeneration and Board Director responsible for Sustainability, Crest Nicholson, said:
“To be named best performing housebuilder in this year’s NextGeneration benchmark is testament to Crest Nicholson’s ongoing commitment to sustainable best practice. Our internal campaigns, including ‘Make Waste History’, are providing real business benefits by improving the use of our materials and ultimately, delivering high quality homes responsibly. It is also positive to see the sector as a whole is improving its performance. Initiatives like NextGeneration continue to facilitate improved sustainable practices, together with sharing best practice and aiding collaboration across the housebuilding industry.”
Alex Edds, Head of UK Sustainability, JLL, said: “It is really encouraging to see that members are clearly benefitting from participating in the benchmark. Members have already made significant headway in improving the efficiency of new homes, in spite of a changing regulatory environment and key material and skilled worker shortages. We have seen continued innovation in construction methods, supply chain engagement and labour standards. For example, this year, 33 percent of all homes delivered by members included low carbon technologies while 676 apprentices were appointed. Home building is clearly a hot topic in UK society, and I for one am glad that the NextGeneration members continue to focus on delivering quality sustainable homes for future generations.”