Helping you understand your green options

 

Meristem provides a host of Green Audit options suitable for a range of clients, from a quick site survey to a full Green Audit assessment. Our audit solutions help to frame a future project or identify the potential need for future services. In the past we have supported companies develop real-estate masterplans, and councils understand the public demand and latest biophilic trends. 

 

FULL Biophilia audit

Our assessments help companies understand how they can improve their green credentials and contribute towards rating schemes such as the WELL Standard and BREEAM Standards. This includes requirements to optimise internal environments and encourage healthier lifestyles as a part of a broad and holistic evaluation of a building’s social, environmental and economic impacts and benefits. Meristem recognise the value of  buildings that are wellbeing and sustainability focused and our audit helps to best advise where a client needs exist. During the assessment we will typically;

- Explain the benefits of Biophilia and the connection between a green space and a happy space.

- Speak to staff about their views on their environment.

- Assess the environment against the 4 categories of criteria below.

- Assess the suitability of the workplace for green interventions.

function

PLACEMAKING

People/usage/zones/identity

EXISTING ASSET SURVEY

Design appropriation/weather protection/ aesthetic appeal/ergonomics/condition/access/local character/cycling provisions

ENVIRONMENTAL MITIGATION

Rain water & wind management

MAINTENANCE PLANNING

Cohesive/segregated/community involvement


community

USAGE SURVEY

Facilities/dwell time/demographic

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Communications/provisions/administration/usage/ access availability/maintenance by local residents/consideration

BUSINESS BENEFITS

Sick days/income/footfall/usage/dwell/involvement


biodiversity

PERCENTAGE GREEN COVERAGE

VEGETATION SURVEY

Types/counts/species/canopy cover

ECOSYSTEM SURVEY

Types/species/counts/history/provision


wellbeing

AIR QUALITY

Air temperature/movement/pollution

CARBON MAPPING

Footprint/strategy

ENVIRONMENTAL AFFINITY

Association/happiness/dwell time/sickness levels/staff retention


Site ASSESMENT audit 

A variety of inspections with full reports are provided, these include site, logical, environmental and ecological, existing system and pre-installation packages. Site Assement Audits can include:

• A comprehensive guide to vegetation use, plant type, densities and the results that can be expected if plant material is introduced.

• Provision of a full set of specifications that meet planning requirements

• 5 year system management plan for living roofs and walls

• Interpretation of design requirements, local policy, regulations and system compatibility with full recommendations, contact list for product, waterproofing and insulation procurement.