As a local industry leader in environmentally considered design of buildings, our commercial constructions to date on the International Finance Centre (IFC Jersey) are all at least BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rated, the world’s longest established sustainability standard, for which certification reflects the buildings’ environmental, social and economic sustainability performance.
We are also proud to be the first developer to design a BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ building, which pushes the boundaries of sustainability to a higher level by its design, taking a holistic approach to reduce the development’s carbon footprint and water consumption.
All future commercial buildings will be designed to BREEAM ‘Outstanding' and all our residential buildings will be built following to ‘PASSIVHAUS’ principles, world leading energy efficiency and thermal performance standard.
All of our development projects are designed to reduce emissions, focusing on protecting and improving the natural environment and biodiversity, with a focus on longevity, flexibility, considering future uses of the buildings and ‘flora and fauna’ considerations, throughout the planning and design phases of the projects.
We also support the GoJ sustainable transport policy focusing on infrastructure for alternative mode of transport in all of our developments, as well as providing for electric car and bike charging points.
Whilst taking pride in the steps we have made to date to reflect environmental and social considerations in the Company’s operational decision making, we recognise that this approach is not sufficient, and we need to make further strides to play our part in the supporting the Government of Jersey’s commitment to Net Carbon Neutral by 2030 and Net Zero by 2050, which is why we agreed first ESG Strategy in October 2022, which considers how we can make an impact within our company, within our community and within our supply chain.
Carbon Reduction Strategy
The development of the Government of Jersey’s Carbon Neutral Roadmap sets out the path as a ‘people powered approach’. As a small but committed team, JDC have full support throughout the Company to reflect on and plan what more we need to do, if we are to achieve Carbon Neutral and next Net Zero as a Company and part of an Island community.
We are focused on ensuring that our developments contribute towards the GoJ’s carbon neutral strategy, both in terms of optimising the design and specification, to reduce the in-built carbon, minimising the carbon in use and also minimise the energy and water usage of the building when completed.
We will also support the GoJ in the proposed introduction of new legislation to make energy efficiency and carbon emissions assessments and minimum standards mandatory at the point of sale and rental of all buildings.
As both a major island and GoJ developer, JDC seeks to be a leader in the local construction industry’s approach to achieving net zero and also proposes to share its knowledge gained, for the benefit of the industry, and the wider community.