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Sustainability

Sustainability is crucial if we want to build a better future for our planet. Our aim is to be an industry trendsetter by making all of our construction projects Net Zero by 2050. We can deliver this through working with our supply chain to calculate the full carbon lifecycle of a project, using renewable sources of energy on site, and through waste reduction and recycling.

Carbon lifecycles on our projects

A construction project involves a huge number of companies, from raw material producers to the end clients. To calculate the full carbon footprint requires all these parties to calculate and share their own calculations. We are continually working with our supply chain to assess their individual carbon footprint so that we can calculate the full figure and then offset it.

Renewable Energy Sources

Whilst our head office energy supply is a fully renewable provider our construction sites use a significant amount of energy, and we are working with our clients to make sure the energy used on site is also renewable. This includes assisting in the installation of solar panels onto buildings to provide their own renewable source of energy.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Virtus works with waste companies that recycle construction waste and focuses on including reusable products such as recycled yogurt pot wash hand basins and worktops, reclaimed timber, recycled timber offcuts used for acoustic panels and reused furnishings, all of which reduce our carbon footprint.

Sustainable Procurement

The sustainability of the environment is a key factor for preserving the natural resources of the planet and making changes in how we manufacture, install and operate the modern working environment if we are to protect it for future generations. It is imperative that every construction process and project plays a role in creating a criteria for sustainability. We have become very accustom to reviewing every project based on the following criteria:

  1. Recycled content
  2. Reused content
  3. Rapidly renewable content
  4. Location of extraction, harvesting and manufacturing and mode of transport to site
  5. Forest Stewardship Council certification
  6. Supply Chain Environmental Management Scheme
  7. Level of embedded carbon
  8. VOC levels

We are proficient in the use of sustainable and reusable materials on site, including products such as reclaimed timber, recycled timber offcuts used for acoustic panels and reused furnishings.

Featured Projects

We are committed to being recognised as a modern forward thinking construction company and realise the importance of meeting the standards and expectations of our customers and in recognition of this we are members of Constructionline and CHAS, whilst also having accreditation under ISO9001 & ISO1400.