The construction industry can have a huge effect on the environment – at Dancourt we strive to make our impact as minimal and positive as possible.

How do we do this? We use current environmental laws, regulations and codes of practice as our minimum standards, and ensure that our whole team is behind these procedures. We follow the framework set out in ISO 14001 for an environmental management system, and have been an ISO 14001-registered firm since 2011. In our business, waste disposal is a big issue; and Dancourt aims to create as little waste as possible, and recycle materials whenever we can. We ensure that all our subcontractors take a similar stance. Likewise, we dispose of any pollutants responsibly – and we are extremely careful about which chemicals we use.

When given the option, we will always take the energy efficient route – and work closely with our clients to ensure that they understand the benefits of this. Our concrete framed buildings are themselves extremely efficient, with minimal heating requirements.

Dancourt ensures products are sourced from sustainable and responsible suppliers working to the highest environmental credentials, such as FSC and PEFC. Dancourt is currently working towards achieving FSC and PEFC .

Dancourt has constructed several projects requiring an “Excellent”’ BREEAM rating. BREEAM sets the standard for best practice in sustainable building design, construction and operation; and has become one of the most comprehensive and widely-recognised measures of a building’s environmental performance.