Our Sustainability Commitments
Commitment to Net Zero by 2035
Sustainability continues to grow in importance for our customers, our investors, and the communities in which we work and live. We have an important role to play in providing more energy-efficient buildings which minimise impact on the environment at every stage of the building lifecycle.
By using offsite manufacturing, we can reduce material waste, vehicle movements, congestion, and carbon emissions in the production of buildings and homes which require less energy for heating and cooling.
We are implementing an ambitious carbon reduction plan to reduce emissions from our operations to net zero by 2035.
Our commitment to zero carbon follows the principles of circularity.
- Our building solutions are a less resource-intensive alternative to traditional construction – generating less waste, using less energy, and have a lower carbon footprint.
- Our buildings are fully re-useable, flexible, reconfigurable, and recyclable. Both temporary and permanent solutions can easily be adapted to changing local needs and shifting demographics, meeting decarbonisation goals.
- Our buildings for hire and leasing remain under our control for the complete building lifecycle, giving us the unique opportunity to address environmental issues such as recycling and waste using innovation and technology.
Low and Zero Carbon Technology
Our design team has a wealth of expertise in low and zero carbon technologies to incorporate renewable energy into your buildings to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions.
Options include solar heating systems, photovoltaics to generate electricity, passive ventilation, mechanical cooling systems, air and ground-source heat pumps, green roofs, low-energy lighting, daylight sensors, and rainwater harvesting.
Zero Waste to Landfill
Reducing the impact of construction on the environment is another reason to choose a Premier Modular solution.
We are very proud to have achieved zero waste to landfill. 66 percent of our waste is recycled and the remainder is converted back into energy.
Our recycling initiatives include:
• Wood waste for biomass fuel at a local power station
• Plasterboard offcuts recycled back into plasterboard – gypsum is an infinitely recycled material
• Cardboard pulped for paper manufacture
• Polythene processed into pellets for products including polythene
• Food waste for anaerobic digestion to extract gases to generate electricity and to use on agricultural land for the growing of arable crops
• General waste incinerated for electricity generation.
Exceeding Industry Standards for Air Permeability
Our modular building systems are precision manufactured with much greater accuracy and tolerances than in-situ construction methods. This minimises air permeability for enhanced thermal efficiency, reduces heat loss and carbon emissions and lowers running costs.
- Our buildings typically exceed Building Regulations Part L which require air permeability of no more than 10m3/(h.m2) at 50 Pa.
- In independent tests for installed buildings, we have achieved outstanding results which are as low as 1.28m3/(h.m2) at 50 Pa against a design target of 5m3/(h.m2).
This means we have some of the best-performing buildings in the modular and construction sectors.
Following a detailed review of the environmental impact and carbon footprint of our manufacturing processes, we now procure only green energy from renewable sources to power our modular manufacturing processes and offices.
Independent Recognition and Continuous Improvement
As part of our sustainability commitments, we are a Corporate Partner of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) – the international professional body for sustainability.
This initiative provides invaluable resources and knowledge to help us further improve our environmental performance and resilience and up-skill our teams in sustainability responsibilities.
We are accredited to ISO14001:2015 for Environmental Management, which forms part of our integrated management system to deliver continuous improvement across the business and reassurance that our environmental management system meets internationally-recognised standards.