E: Environment

E01: Sustainable construction and the environment

1.1 For further information visit the Securing the future: delivering UK sustainable development strategy Government website.

1.3 For further information on ISO 20400 visit the ISO website.

1.3 For further information on PAS 2080 visit the Green Construction Board website.

1.7.1 Further information on these departments can be found on the Government and Northern Ireland Department of Environment (DOE) websites:
+ Government websit (541KB, PDF)
+ Northern Ireland Department of Environment (DOE) website

1.7.2 For further information on Environment Agency sanctions and offences refer to the Government website.

1.8 For further information on UK biodiversity indicators in your pocket visit the Joint Nature Conservation Committee website.

1.9.1 For further information visit the BREEAM website.

1.9.2 For further information visit the Communities and Local Government website.

1.9.3 For further information visit the CEEQUAL website.

1.9.4 For further information visit the US Green Building Council website.

1.9.5 For further information visit the RICS website.

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E02: Site environment management systems

2.3 For further information on ISO 14001:2015 refer to the ISO website.

2.3 For further information and a guide to environmental management systems refer to the WRAP website.

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E03: Energy management

3.1 For further details of the Low Carbon Routemap and action plan refer to the Green Construction Board website.

3.1 For further details about Construction 2025 refer to the Government website.

3.3 For good examples of reducing energy on sites refer to the Infrastructure carbon review.

3.4.1 For comprehensive guidance on the CRC energy efficiency scheme: qualification and registration visit the Government website.

3.4.2 For further details of the ESOS scheme and qualification criteria refer to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Environment Agency.

3.4.3 For further information on PAS 2080 visit the Green Construction Board website.

3.5 For further information visit the NRMM website.

3.6.2 For further information visit the Passivhaus Trust.

3.6.3 For further information and a copy of the Sustainable building training guide visit the Construction Leadership Council's website. 

3.6.5 For further details of the soft landings approach and free guidance visit the BSRIA website.

3.6.6.1 For further information visit the Zero Carbon Hub website.

Appendix A To access the Construction carbon calculator, referred to in some of the case studies below, visit the Government website.

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E04: Archaeology and heritage

4.3 Historic England has published Good practice advice in planning (Note 3), The setting of heritage assets, alongside a range of other guidance, available on their website.

4.3 For further guidance on planning in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales visit the relevant website:
England
Northern Ireland
Scotland
Wales

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E05: Ecology

5.4 For further information on local biodiversity action plans visit the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) website.

5.4 Additional resources can be found at CIRIA in its publication Working with wildlife: guidance for the construction industry (C691).

5.7.5 For further details visit the NJUG website.

5.8 For information on how to stop the spread of invasive species and the check, clean, dry campaign visit the GB non-native species secretariat.

5.8 Details of invasive species are available on the Government website, including a leaflet on how to manage non-native species.

5.8 To download the free app visit the PlantTracker website.

5.7 For further information on local biodiversity action plans refer to the Business and Biodiversity Resource Centre’s website.

Appendix C For further information on the INNSA Code of Practice visit the INNSA website.

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E06: Statutory nuisance

6.3.1 For further guidance on processes and procedures related to NRMM visit the NRMM website.

6.4 For further guidance on the assessment and mitigation of construction dust visit the Institute of Air Quality Management (IAQM) website. 

6.4.1 For further guidance from DEFRA on air pollution and control visit the Government website.

6.5 For further information on business efficiency visit the Lean Enterprise Institute website.

6.9 For further information on the code of considerate practice, checklists, report formats and scoring system for both site and company registration visit the website.

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E07: Water management and pollution control

7.6.1 For detailed guidance on temporary dewatering from excavations to surface water visit the Government website.

7.6.4 For further guidance visit the Green Construction Board's website for Water management planning guidance for construction projects.

7.7 For access to EA pollution prevention guidance for businesses visit the Government website.

7.7 For guidance on pollution prevention measures in Scotland refer to Sector specific guidance: Construction sites WAT-SG-75 on the SEPA website.

7.7.3 For further information about oil storage facilities visit the GOV.UK website.

7.7.3 Further information on oil storage and pollution prevention regulations can be accessed online.
The Control of Pollution (Oil Storage) (England) Regulations 2001.
The Water Resources (Control of Pollution) (Oil Storage) (Wales) Regulations 2016.
The Water Environment (Oil Storage) (Scotland) Regulations 2006.
Control of Pollution (Oil Storage) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010.
Control of Pollution (Oil Storage) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011.

7.8.3 For further information on pollution prevention for businesses visit the Government website.

 7.8.3 Visit the SFfC website for its Water: an action plan for reducing water usage on construction sites.

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E08: Resource efficiency

8.2 For further information on tools for resource efficiency visit the WRAP website.

8.2.1 For further information on the circular economy visit the Green Construction Board's online resources.

8.3 For further information on the WRAP built environment knowledge base visit the Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA) website.

8.3.1 Visit the SFfC website for its Water: an action plan for reducing water usage on construction sites.

8.4 For further information on the FSC and PEFC visit the respective websites:
PEFC
FSC

8.4 For details of the biomass procurement requirements visit the biomass supplier list (BSL) website.

8.5.1 For further information on DRIDS visit the National Federation of Demolition Contractors website or download the latest app.

8.5.2 Further advice should be sought from CL:AIRE with reference to the DoWCoP and for further information on the register of materials and services.

8.5.3 For further information on the Quality protocol: aggregates from inert waste visit the Government website.

8.5.3.1 For further information visit the WRAP and CIRIA websites:
WRAP
CIRIA

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E09: Soil management and contamination control

9.3.1 For further information on the CoP for the sustainable use of soils on construction sites visit the DEFRA website.

9.7.3 For further information refer to the British Geomembrane Association website.

9.8.2 For further information about managing and working with asbestos in soil and construction and demolition materials visit the CL:AIRE website.

 

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E10: Waste and material management

10.3 For a resource efficiency knowledge base containing further information visit the CIRIA website.

10.3 The NCWRP website provides further details of the project, partners and locations of where wood is being recycled.

10.4.3 For further procedures to help manage the reduction of waste refer to Netregs (environmental guidance for businesses in Northern Ireland and Scotland).

10.6 For further information refer to the joint agency technical guidance Waste classification - Guidance on the classification and assessment of waste (WM3).

10.8.2 An application for registration as a carrier, broker or dealer can be made on the Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales or Northern Ireland Environment Agency websites or by downloading the appropriate form:
Environment Agency
Natural Resouces Wales
Northern Ireland Environment Agency

10.9 For further details of the electronic duty of care system visit the EDOC website.

10.10 For further information refer to the Government legislation website.

10.5 The NCWRP website provides further details of the project, partners and locations of where wood is being recycled.

10.11.1 For further information on environmental permits visit the Government website.

10.11.2.1 For further details of competence requirements visit the WAMITAB website.

10.13.1 For further guidance on the classification and assessment of waste visit the Government website.

10.15.2 For further information on the Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations visit the Government legislation website.

 

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