New developments certfication

The Planet Mark New Developments Certification demonstrates the sustainability of a new build. The certification signifies that a new development performs beyond compliance by reducing and mitigating lifetime carbon emissions, and supporting local community sustainability projects.

To date more than 45 new developments have been certified to The Planet Mark.

Prologis UK and Land Securities, two major developers, have achieved The Planet Mark for New Developments Certification for customers such as Network Rail, Travelodge, Hi Logistics (LG electronics), Morrison’s, Dunlop Components and Systems and The Pallet Network.

Several new projects in construction are working towards The Planet Mark Certification.

The Process

The Planet Mark New Developments Certification is achieved in stages covering Design & Construction, Community Engagement, Lifecycle Carbon Reduction & Mitigation and Occupier Engagement. The process includes a lifecycle assessment of the development, investment into a local community sustainability project and the mitigation of unavoidable embodied carbon emissions.

The certification process is managed by Planet First, creator and custodian of The Planet Mark, and delivered with a number of expert partners, including BREEAM and lifecycle assessment consultants, Cool Earth and the Eden Project.

We can work with your marketing and communications teams to help you document the sustainability benefits of your new development.

The Benefits

The Planet Mark New Developments Certification differentiates developments that exceed regulatory requirements and deliver more ambitious social, economic and environmental improvements.

Achieving The Planet Mark New Developments Certification can help:

  • Meet and discharge planning requirements

  • Meet BREEAM requirements, winning points through complementary processes

  • Create a community network, encouraging local educational establishments to consider sustainability in their operations and curriculum, and facilitating links between them and other building stakeholders e.g. developer, main contractor, suppliers, occupiers

  • Meet corporate sustainability targets

  • Develop the best messages for your stakeholders

  • Improve commercial letting opportunities through improved energy efficiencies.

To find out more about how The Planet Mark can help your business, call us now on 020 3751 8108