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Progress against climate action plan on buildings 

Action

Measure of success

Information

All new building developments support the move to zero carbon and improve resilience

Quarterly updates on planned builds and climate change considerations

Framework/ plan links

Asset Management Property Services

Sustainable education buildings (new builds, retrofits with sustainability at the core of decision-making), completion date

Examples of Major Projects 

Number of GCC buildings that are carbon neutral (completed, planned)

DEC ratings of Council Buildings

Quarterly updates on planned builds and climate change considerations (this is contained in Annex 4, Theme 2 of the climate change strategy)

 

Framework / plan links:

 

 

Asset Management Property Services:

 

All projects have to achieve carbon neutral unless there are other overriding considerations (listed status for instance)

 

Sustainable education buildings (new builds, retrofits with sustainability at the core of decision-making), completion date:

 

  • Brook Academy (SEMH school), 2024
  • New Primary School for Bishops Cleeve, 2023
  • Replacement of Warden Hill Primary School, 2024
  • Belmont Special School classroom extension, 2022
  • High School, Leckhampton (new secondary), 2023 - Completed, see 'Building case studies' for more information.
  • Wyatt House, Stroud, 2026

 

Major projects


The major projects team track their contractors' performance in environmental management and carbon reduction throughout projects.

 

Number of GCC buildings that are carbon neutral - Data to be collected.

 

DEC ratings of council buildings

 

DECs provide an energy rating of the building from A to G, where A is very efficient and G is the least efficient. This is based on the actual amount of metered energy used by the building over a period of 12 months:

 

Rating Number of County Council-owned buildings
A 2
B 22
C 91
D 97
E 44
F 12
G 21
All new development sites to deliver high quality green infrastructure in line with the ‘Building with Nature’ standards 
  • Asset Management Property Services (AMPS) / Highways green infrastructure considerations
  • Summary of building with nature involvement with AMPS / Highways projects
  • Ash dieback project and Highways
  • Natural Capital in Gloucestershire

Asset Management Property Services (AMPS)  Annex 4 of the climate change strategy)

 

Highways green infrastructure considerations:

 

  • Materials recycling, reusing, biodiversity and sustainable practices used.
  • MTFS bid for detailed mapping of highway verges to optimise grass cutting and better understand how we can contribute to biodiversity.
  • Trialling a topsoil strip back on central reservations to reduce grass cutting frequency and encourage biodiversity.
  • Taking a closer look at gully waste dewatering to find ways to manage locally and reduce our travel footprint.

 

Summary of building with nature involvement with AMPS/Highways projects:

To be revisited 

 

Ash dieback project and Highways:

 

Find out howash dieback is mitigated for on our roads.

 

Natural Capital of Gloucestershire:

 

Mapping:

 

Find out more about Natural Capital Mapping

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