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The Sustainability Living Tool

With Berkeley you can live more sustainably without compromising your lifestyle. All of our developments are 'designed for life' which means that they have been designed and built to the highest standards of sustainability and include many features that enable you to carry on the good work.

This tool explains some of the measures that Berkeley has taken to ensure that the communities, buildings and homes we create make it easy to live a sustainable lifestyle. Click the icons on each page to find out more.

Download our guide to more sustainable living.

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The Sustainability Living Tool

With Berkeley you can live more sustainably without compromising your lifestyle. All of our developments are 'designed for life' which means that they have been designed and built to the highest standards of sustainability and include many features that enable you to carry on the good work.

This tool explains some of the measures that Berkeley has taken to ensure that the communities, buildings and homes we create make it easy to live a sustainable lifestyle. Click the icons on each page to find out more.

Download our guide to more sustainable living.

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The Sustainability Living Tool

With Berkeley you can live more sustainably without compromising your lifestyle. All of our developments are 'designed for life' which means that they have been designed and built to the highest standards of sustainability and include many features that enable you to carry on the good work.

This tool explains some of the measures that Berkeley has taken to ensure that the communities, buildings and homes we create make it easy to live a sustainable lifestyle. Click the icons on each page to find out more.

Download our guide to more sustainable living.

The average person in England and Wales uses 150 litres of water a day - nearly 50% more than 25 years ago.

If the entire adult population of England and Wales remembered to turn off the tap while brushing their teeth, we could save 180 million litres a day - enough to supply nearly 500,000 homes

Since 1993 sea levels have been rising by around 3mm a year, significantly higher than the average during the previous half century

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27% of the UK's carbon emissions come from energy use in homes

National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory: Emissions of the

basket of 6 Kyoto GHGs according to Devolved Administrations (2010)






Switching appliances off rather than leaving them on standby could save between £50-£90 a year

Energy Saving Trust: Powering The Nation (2012)

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Every hour in Britain we throw away enough rubbish to fill the Royal Albert Hall

www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2007/jun/11/waste.recycling

Recycling helps to save energy and also reduces our greenhouse gas emissions. Current UK recycling is estimated to save more than 18 million tonnes of CO2 a year - equivalent to taking 5 million cars off the road.

http://www.recyclenow.com/recycling-knowledge/why-recycle

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The good news is that CO2 emissions from transport are now beginning to fall, and are at their lowest level since 1992

Department of Energy and Climate Change, 2011 UK Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Walking or cycling your children to and from school each day instead of driving could save around £230 on fuel and 380kg of CO2 emissions each year

www.carbonbrief.org/media/148355/130111_media_factsheet_2013.pdf

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A recent study of biodiversity revealed 6 times more birds in urban gardens than in the nation as a whole

Fuller RA, Tratalos J, Gaston KJ (2009) How many birds are there

in a city of half a million people? Diversity and Distributions 15: 328-337.

80% of all insect pollination and are essential to the production of fruit and vegetable crops

Carreck N. and Williams I. (1998) The Economic Value of Bees in the UK;

Bee World 79 (3), 115-123

Britain has over 1,200 native apple varieties but only 31% of the eating apples sold in the UK are home-grown

http://www.ifr.ac.uk/science-society/spotlight/apples/

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26% of all Fairtrade products are sold in the UK. Every day we eat 3.1 million Fairtrade bananas

www.fairtrade.org.uk

Over 85% of people say that good quality public space has a direct impact on their lives and the way that they feel each day

http://www.berkeleygroup.co.uk/media/pdf/e/f/berkeley-group-library-magazine-and-reports-placemaking-not-just-housebuilding.pdf

Wellbeing surveys show that over 79% of people in Great Britain report medium or high satisfaction with their local area

http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/dcp171766_287415.pdf

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