25 December 2014
By Kirsten Henson
The 2014 Round Up!
2014 has been a busy year for construction which bodes well for the general state of the economy. The team at KLH Sustainability have been run off their feet the whole year.
Samantha has been keeping the Sky Campus Masterplan on track to deliver a sustainable new home for Sky’s growing team. She has had to use her knowledge of the planning, design and construction process on more than a few occasions to ensure the original vision for the Sky Masterplan is delivered. Samantha will be handing this batten across to Kristina in 2015 as she takes a sabbatical to celebrate her marriage – congratulations Samantha, travel safely, we are already counting down the days until you get back!
Kristina has been working shoulder to shoulder with Elliott Wood Structural Engineers, helping them challenge their design solutions, quantify impacts and bring innovation to their clients framed in the context of sustainability rather than the engineering brilliance behind it. While we recognise the ingenuity of engineers, bending moments and shear strengths do not engage a clients’ imagination. Low embodied energy, high recycled and responsible sourcing are now common parlance among leading developers and we all know that if we want to inspire future generations of engineers and impress our clients, we have to speak a language that they relate to.
Chloe has been busy implementing Network Rail’s Corporate Sustainable Timber Policy, embodied carbon reporting and waste water management procedures. She has proved herself so indispensable in this task that she will be with the team at Network Rail for a further 6 months in the 2015.
Finally, Kirsten has been overseeing the triple cores of St James’s Market grow out of the ground in Piccadilly, while supporting a variety of exciting tenders (many of which have been successful – we will be revealing full details in the coming months).
KLH Sustainability also featured in The Parliamentary Review Environment Edition and were shortlisted for small Business of the Year at the Business Green Leaders Awards. We also found our way through a refresh and rebrand, and judging by the feedback you like our new look and the easy navigation of the new website!
So, following our makeover what does 2015 hold for KLH Sustainability? We are currently recruiting in light of all the exciting work in the pipeline and hope to introduce two new members to our team early in the New Year.
Finally, it just remains to say Happy Christmas from all at KLH Sustainability!