Sustainable design

Sustainable design and collaborative working is at the heart of our approach to becoming resource and climate positive, and enhancing lives. BAM's teams assist clients to identify, develop and then achieve their sustainability goals, focusing on issues such as in-use performance and cost effective outcomes over the lifecycle of the building.



Working with our clients to ensure their buildings perform

Understanding clients' needs

BAM understands that collaboration is central to delivering a successful project and we work alongside our clients to understand their aspirations, such as exceeding legislative requirements, increase cost savings, enhance their brand and/or achieve LEED/BREEAM accreditation.

 
Understanding key drivers to deliver successful projects

Our offerings

Our knowledge and experience in delivering a range of projects means our in-house team of sustainability specialists are there to help each individual project every step of the way, from developing designs, managing the construction process, to supporting customers and building users during the operation of a building. Our integrated approach means we are able to offer innovative solutions which reduce impacts on the environment, improve the experience for end-users by creating a healthier working environment and ensure our buildings perform at a higher level so retain a higher asset value at the end of their life.








An integrated approach allows us to offer innovative solutions 

Taking a long term view

Our sustainable approach extends beyond design and construction. BAM also has a thriving FM business where we support customers and building users during the operational life of their buildings. In 2017 BAM Energy installed new solar PVs at Rydens Enterprise School in Walton-on-Thames, a new school built by our construction division. "Through BAM Energy funding the installation of PVs, the Trust saved a significant provisional sum which was allocated for the PVs", Rhys Lewis, Senior Project Surveyor at BAM Construction explains. "Without this, the budget would have come under significant pressure and the client would have had to make some difficult decisions in order to complete the project."










In 2017 BAM Energy installed new solar PVs at Rydens Enterprise School





Long term involvement also helps us to understand how our buildings perform over time and what we can do to improve this, the aim being to narrow the gap between designed and operational performance. We have a national network of building performance champions and have worked with a range of clients to inform their approach to soft landings and building performance evaluations. The ultimate aim is to feedback learnings so future projects can operate more efficiently and provide better environments for occupants. 


Growing our building performance offerings

Case studies relating to this topic

Montgomery School

Montgomery School

Montgomery School is the first PassivHaus certified primary school in the UK. It is also the first school with a target to be zero carbon in use, and demonstrates BAM’s ability to deliver sustainable buildings.

30 Broadwick Street

30 Broadwick Street

Located in the heart of Soho, the BREEAM Excellent 30 Broadwick Street provides high quality offices, as well as retail and restaurant space.

Leeds Arena

Leeds Arena

One of the most sustainable arenas in the UK, set to host more than 140 events each year from rock concerts to ice dancing. With a capacity of 13,500 people, the 30,000m2 venue also provides 4,000m2 of public space and a 100-seat restaurant.

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