Many house builders are now leading the way by building more efficient homes and creating sustainable communities. We therefore realise how important it is to be alert and knowledgeable about eco-friendly build products and methods.
Our commitment is to use our knowledge to advise our clients on best practice and in doing so improve the management of eco-systems for the long term.
We are also looking at ways to introduce greater sustainability into the management of our existing developments by examining recycling opportunities and ways of reducing power and fuel consumption.
Building For The Future
“Sustainable buildings are designed to reduce the overall impact of the built environment on human health and the natural environment”
RICS Guidance Notes, Sustainability: Improving Performance in existing buildings, 2013.
Managing Sustainable Issues
With an ever growing population coupled with an increase in demand for housing, sustainable development is fast becoming more and more prominent within the residential sector. The importance of incorporating, implementing and maintaining the primary aspects of a sustainable development has never been greater.
Asset maintenance is one of our core responsibilities, regular maintenance schedules keep technology such as biomass boilers, Communal Heating, HVAC systems, and renewable energy all working at maximum efficiency throughout its life time.
Reducing energy is a pre-requisite with any large scale planning application; not only does this minimise the effect the development has on the environment but also has cost benefits for the residents.
‘Green Technology’ can be found throughout Trinity’s portfolio including; green roofs, solar panels, Photovoltaics, Biomass boilers, and rainwater harvesting.
Studies show residents attitude towards sustainability can have a direct effect on the environment; fully aware of this Trinity tries to encourage good practice where possible. Recycling being the most obvious. We also promote our paperless mail to reduce our own environmental impact.
With the emergence of electric cars Trinity has move with the times. Electric car charging points are now the norm often working hard to accommodate retrospective fittings whilst also maintaining new installations.
Developers are also finding more and more ways to encourage sustainable living, such as the car club scheme at Reflections, Romford; a car-sharing initiative which enables residents to access their own transport without the expense and inconvenience of running a vehicle.
Public Open Space (P.O.S)
Provision of amenity and recreational space is a key element to providing vitality in any development. Part of Trinity’s responsibility is to maintain and ensure the up-keep of these public open spaces often including Play areas, outdoor gyms, water features, wildlife habitats, woodland walks, and community centres.