The Ska rating scheme has recently been developed by the construction industry to achieve the fitting out of a building in a more environmentally sustainable way. The scheme is led by the RICS and is a decision making tool which ranks the different aspects of a fit out based on its impact on sustainability. There are 99 good practice measures across various areas including energy and CO2, water,waste, pollution,transport,materials and well-being. Unlike Breeam the Ska rating scheme does not take into account the ‘base’ or original building but only measures the actual fit out project. This allows the rating to match the scope of the actual fit-out works.
Trinity Construction Ska Assessesor.
Trinity’s MD Chris Bartlett is a trained Ska assessor and can assist clients and consultants in the following areas:-
- An informal assessment of the environmental performance of any proposed fit-out projects
- The issuing of a Ska Certificate to clients who wish to demonstrate their environmental credentials and which can be used to support an Environmental management system such as ISO 14001
- Guidance and advice on current good practice in this area
- The benchmarking of a proposed fit-out against current industry standards for similar projects.
For more information or an informal chat about Ska please contact Chris Bartlett or see the website www.ska-rating,com