Wates Residential seeks sustainability innovations

Wates Residential wants to find innovative, sustainable technologies and materials that will help it build net zero homes and achieve its environmental targets.

Such technologies could include resource efficient materials for the built environment with low embodied carbon content or those derived from natural resources. Wates is also looking for suppliers that can help implement modern methods of construction, as well as products that deliver significant biodiversity net gains, optimise building efficiency, help with the design and construction of zero carbon homes and save water.

Businesses can register their interest by completing an application form on the Wates Innovation Network (WIN) portal, which was launched last year.

Dr Zainab Dangana, head of sustainable technology for Wates Group, said: “This campaign is a continuation of our search for new suppliers with a particular focus on the design and construction of low- to high-rise residential developments. There must be many businesses out there who would like to work with Wates, and we are keen to find them too.”

Shami Kaler, technical director for Wates Residential, added: “We already use multiple technologies on site to improve environmental operations, build with modern methods of construction and to Passivhaus standards, but we want to find new ways to build more sustainable homes to help us and our partners achieve our environmental ambitions.” 

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