Research and Guidance

The SD Foundation helps to develop leading-edge thinking about sustainability in the built environment and to promote joined-up solutions in areas where barriers are preventing change from happening.

Key activities include:

  • Contributing to a UK vision for low-carbon & sustainable developments
  • Lobbying and other campaigns to remove barriers to sustainable design and procurement
  • Research to understand specific aspects of sustainability, such as the links between buildings and sustainable communities or whole life costing for sustainability.

Sustainable Procurement guidance
The SD Foundation has produced several guidance modules on how to build sustainability into the key stages of PPP procurement, including :

Other guidance 
The SD Foundation has also prepared detailed guidance on:

Current activities
The SD Foundation is currently undertaking research into:

Related Links

Engage - Guide to Social Responsibility for Building Clients

GHA - Guidance

SHINE - Guidance Modules

ASBP - Research

STBA - Guidance and Research Modules

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