EnviroBuild joins World Land Trust’s Carbon Balanced Programme

EnviroBuild joins World Land Trust’s Carbon Balanced Programme

EnviroBuild is delighted to announce that it has joined the World Land Trust’s Carbon Balanced programme, which enables individuals and organisations to offset their residual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through protection and restoration of carbon-rich wildlife habitats in the tropics.

EnviroBuild will be annually audited (1st Jan – 31st Dec) by the World Land Trust to calculate the carbon footprint of its business operations. EnviroBuild then pay for this to be balanced.

World Land Trust will use the funds contributed by EnviroBuild to protect and restore threatened forest in key areas of conservation importance, preventing CO₂ emissions and enhancing the carbon they store. EnviroBuild is pledging to offset carbon emissions resulting from electricity generation, fuel, and water use, along with business travel, associated with its general operations going forward and has retroactively backdated this to 1st January 2021 onwards.

Carbon offsetting is a process whereby an individual or a business takes action to prevent the release of emissions elsewhere or secures the absorption of atmospheric carbon dioxide as part of a wider approach to measure, reduce, and then offset, emissions through impactful conservation projects.

World Land Trust’s Carbon Balanced Programme is a voluntary action demonstrating corporate commitment to addressing climate change and threatened biodiversity through credible conservation projects.

All Carbon Balanced projects are carefully designed according to robust standards that ensure offsets are delivered at a portfolio of sites where they are measurable, verifiable, and properly monitored.

World Land Trust is an international conservation charity that protects the world’s most biologically significant and threatened habitats acre by acre.

Through a network of partner organisations around the world, World Land Trust funds the creation of reserves and provides permanent protection for habitats and wildlife. Partnerships are developed with established and highly respected local organisations who engage support and commitment among the local community.

James Brueton said “Human emissions of greenhouse gasses, including carbon dioxide from households, cars, flights and habitat destruction are leading to global temperature rise and anthropogenic climate change. This has a severe impact on human systems, including increased flooding, landslides, threats to food and water security and health.

“Each and every one of us must take responsibility for our own impact on the climate. By reducing carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere, Carbon Balancing is addressing the effect of increased GHG emissions on the climate while contributing to wildlife conservation. Eco systems are adversely affected through changes in species range and abundance, with climate change negatively impacting the threats that already occur and species’ adaptability to said threats.”

EnviroBuild Backgrounder

Quality sustainable building materials without compromise

EnviroBuild is the UK’s leading builders’ merchant for sustainable building materials. They apply the latest technological innovations to provide highly engineered and lasting environmentally friendly solutions over traditional building materials. With over 60 years of experience in the construction industry, EnviroBuild are leaders in their field, and providing a quality experience for customers is at the core of their values. Their highly trained expert team are on-hand to help customers at every stage of their project, from take-off to completion.

Most recently, EnviroBuild launched new composite decking boards to join the Pioneer and Frontier lines in the highly successful Hyperion range. Hyperion Explorer has on one side a luxury, authentic textured wood grain effect and on the other a traditional grooved finish, giving homeowners the choice for their garden project. The game-changing Hyperion decking boards, in addition to the cladding and fencing ranges of the same name, are now produced using renewable wind energy as well. These latest changes to the production method mean that Hyperion composite decking boards will now produce a whopping 59.67% less carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) across its lifetime than maintained timber deck boards.

Within the high-rise construction industry, EnviroBuild is not standing still either. The new 150 Aqua Channel aluminium decking system is their newest revolutionising non-combustible system on the market complying with the newest fire legislations. The decking boards can be installed alongside built-in drainage for effortless upkeep. Its modern take on decking means a flush insert can provide a smooth and continuous look or be removed to create a more traditional look of gapped individual boards. This ensures 150 Aqua-Channel caters to all preferences and can be used to create versatile designs.

Given the innovative nature of these materials and others EnviroBuild supplies, it is no surprise that the products are distributed across thousands of homes in the UK and are increasingly becoming the first choice for contractors, architects, landscapers, and construction firms. In 2020 alone, EnviroBuild brought on six new commercial projects during lockdown including Taylor Wimpey’s new homes development at Innsworth and CALA homes construction in Cheltenham. EnviroBuild also featured in the Guardian and on ITV. Their garden furniture collection – Galleon – was also recommended by the Independent and in 2020 saw a massive 250% increase on 2019 sales.

The business turned over £13 million in its last financial year and in quarter two of 2020 EnviroBuild reported a 45% increase in revenue on 2019’s figures and that increased even further in quarter three with a 51% rise in revenue via the retail sales division.

Above all, EnviroBuild’s mission remains to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of construction materials by providing high quality products that are consistently the better environmental choice over current traditional products on the market. For every product EnviroBuild sells, a pragmatic approach is taken to manufacture a commercially viable product with significant environmental benefits; whether using high levels of recycled material, renewable energy in production or intelligent design to reduce input material in finished goods without compromising a long operational life.

These careful assessments naturally resulted in several awards highlighting the company’s sustainable efforts. In 2018, EnviroBuild had been awarded the Federation of Small Business London Ethical and Green Business of the Year awards, and was presented with the Golden Apple Award for Environmental Best Practice within the “Building & Construction, Innovation” category at the International Green Apple Environment Awards. Most recently, they won the West London Business Award in the “Green Circular Economy Business of the Year” category at the start of 2021.

EnviroBuild also dedicates 10% of profits to sustainable causes, which is unmatched in the industry. From the beginning they have been supporting Rainforest Trust in their mission to protect endangered rainforests and species. They recently celebrated their 5th year of donations to the organisation and with those contributions protected nearly 250,000 acres equating to over 62 million trees across Africa, South America, Central America and Asia.

EnviroBuild are true industry leaders in progressing the sustainability and environmental impact within the construction industry.

Products include:

Outdoor & garden

Indoor

Awards won:

  • 2018: Federation of Small Business London Awards – Ethical and Green Business of the Year
  • 2018: International Green Apple Environment Awards – Golden Apple Award for Environmental Best Practice within the Building & Construction, Innovation category
  • 2021: West London Business Awards – Green Circular Economy Business of the Year

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