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The Code for Sustainable Homes (CfSH) is a national standard environmental assessment method for rating and certifying the performance of new homes.
The code awards a rating from 1 to 6 based on 9 sustainability criteria. Ecology is one of the nine assessment categories under the scheme, encouraging the protection and enhancement of the biodiversity of the development site and efficient use of building land. Seven points are offered under four criteria awarding points for developing land of low ecological value and for increasing the biodiversity within the development.
The Ecology Co-operation have worked with a number of developers and architects to design ecological enhancements within new developments that will not only earn credits under the scheme but will benefit wildlife and the aesthetic value of the landscape.
As well as achieving credits under the scheme, the Ecology Co-operation will also implement the design by creating wildflower meadows and wildlife ponds, planting trees and installing bat and bird boxes.
We have worked with a number of developers and architects to design ecological enhancements within new developments.