RBC Wealth Management has received the first Gold SKA certificate to be awarded in the Channel Islands for its efforts to reduce the environmental impact of refurbishments at the Canada Court office in St Peter Port.
Operated by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, the SKA rating is an environmental assessment tool to help developers target the environmental issues most relevant to their projects, in order to achieve the most sustainable result possible. The Gold certification is notoriously difficult to achieve, and is only awarded to the most sustainable refurbishment projects in the British Isles.
Alan Hunt from the RBC Wealth Management Guernsey Leadership Team commented: “It is very encouraging to see our efforts rewarded with such a prestigious accreditation. In addition to ensuring that all the products used in the project were sustainably sourced and energy efficient, a major challenge was making sure we could reuse or recycle the waste generated by the refurbishments.”
Over 90% of the total waste generated was either recycled or, in the case of furniture, donated to other organisations. More than 40 office chairs were donated to Guernsey charities, and 534 square meters of old carpet was shipped to a recycling depot in the UK instead of going into the Mont Cuet landfill.
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