sustainability

As a member of the UK Green Building Council, Goodman is committed to creating sustainable developments which balance environmental impacts with social and economic benefits. All new Goodman buildings are designed to be sustainable, energy efficient and reduce carbon emissions, leading to energy, cost and maintenance savings over the lifetime of the building. 

At Bedford Commercial Park, our market-leading specification includes the following features, with all new buildings assessed against the BRE Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM):

  • A rated EPC
  • BREEAM 'Very Good'
  • Carbon neutral cladding envelope
  • 12-15% roof lights
  • Fully enabled for solar PV
  • LED lighting to offices and external areas
  • Carbon neutral carpet tiles
  • Ceiling tiles with high percentage of recycled content
  • Solar thermal hot water
  • Electric car charging points
  • Rainwater harvesting for grey water toilet flushing
  • Control panels and timeclocks for M&E plant

Our commitment

Goodman and its employees are also engaged in a programme to measure, report and reduce the company’s environmental impact and improve both its social and economic performance. The Planet Mark, a programme delivered in partnership with the Eden Project, recognises the highest in sustainability standards, representing Goodman’s commitment to:

  • positive action to improve environmental, social and economic performance;
  • integrated sustainability reporting in-line with current legislation and protocols; and 
  • engagement with employees, stakeholders, local and global community projects.