Improving the Environment
We know that the construction industry has an impact on the environment – through our use of raw materials, waste generated through the construction process and the lifespan of the building. We also know that reducing the environmental impact of our operations has commercial as well as environmental benefits.
Before the first brick is laid, we carefully consider the environmental impact of every new Lovell home. Our environmental teams monitor nearby water sources, wildlife habitats and waste streams and we plant areas to encourage wildlife and biodiversity growth.
We’re reducing our overall energy consumption by designing and building more efficient new homes and refurbishing existing ones. This not only helps our customers reduce their emissions but also helps residents lower their energy bills.
To reduce waste, we’re focusing on using our resources more efficiently and sending less waste from Lovell sites and offices to landfill. Where we can, we recycle our waste pallets, provide recycling facilities at sites and donate unwanted materials to charities.
As part of this commitment, we operate a ‘collect and re-use’ scheme with the Wildlife Trust and local construction colleges. If we have any spare materials at the end of a project, we invite the Trust and the colleges to collect them to re-use in conservation and maintenance projects, or as part of student education.
With the Morgan Sindall Group, Lovell signed up to WRAP’s Halving Waste to Landfill initiative, and use SMARTwaste site management plans to predict and monitor how much waste we produce on each project.