For the fourth consecutive year in a row, London based residential and mixed-use developer Telford Homes has been ranked as the UK’s most sustainable homebuilder, as revealed by the 2023 NextGeneration housing benchmark report.
The NextGeneration Benchmark assesses and ranks the sustainability performance of the UK’s largest homebuilders – and is overseen by an executive committee comprising Homes England, the UK Green Building Council, JLL and Lloyds Bank. It aims to increase corporate transparency and improve sustainability practices in the homebuilding sector.
Telford Homes was assessed against a set of stringent criteria, achieving an overall score of 91 (an improvement of seven on its score in 2022), with the developer ranked first in ten areas. These were: company strategy and governance, reporting, environmental site management, design standards, energy and carbon, circular economy, transport, procurement, health and safety and socio-economic development.
“With the tragedy of global conflict and the resulting socio-economic and inflationary pressures that we are still adjusting to, it is vital that the sector maintains focus on decarbonising built assets in line with climate science. Our ‘Building a Living Legacy’ sustainability strategy is one of continual improvement, ensuring that every year we push ourselves forward in our commitment to accomplishing our 2030 net zero ambitions.
“This recognition by the NextGeneration Sustainability benchmark, naming us the UK’s most sustainable homebuilder for the fourth time in a row, is a source of pride and, through the recommendations within it as to how we can continue to improve, will continue to challenge us to ensure we future-proof our homes to protect against asset obsolescence.”John O’Dwyer, Head of Sustainability, Telford Homes
Telford Homes has an extensive track record in leading the way on sustainability within the sector, having launched its annual Sustainability Report earlier this year. The report is the company’s third year of reporting on the progress of its ambitious roadmap to achieve net zero carbon by 2030. The developer was also vocal in calling for the sector to revitalise its efforts to better address whole life carbon in developments and operations.