Berkeley Group named UK’s greenest house builder
Next Generation survey ranks top house builders for sustainability
Berkeley Group is the UK’s most sustainable house builder according to research by Next Generation, a membership organisation for the house building sector.
The organisation, which is overseen by WWF-UK and the Homes and Communities Agency, benchmarks the sustainability performance of the UK’s top 25 house builders. It is endorsed by the UK Green Building Council.
Berkeley scored 85% when assessed against more than 250 criteria for sustainable performance, the highest score achieved during six years of the survey. The house builder has topped the survey every year since it started in 2007.
Crest Nicholson ranked second with a performance of 83%, while Miller Homes ranked third with 76%. The average member score was 71%. Galliard Homes came bottom of the survey with a score of 1%.
Paul King, chief executive at the UK Green Building Council, said: “The report highlights the progress of our leading house-builders who have taken some great strides over recent years, and who recognise that sustainability is inseparable from good quality and customer satisfaction.
“Congratulations to Berkeley who have come top once again, but also to all the developers for taking part and continuing to raise the bar.”