Homes and Communities Agency
The 2015 benchmarking report, administered by JLL and overseen by executive committee members the UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) and the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), has revealed that NextGeneration members, of which there are nine, are leading the homebuilding industry with an average sustainability score of 70 per cent, well above the industry average of 37 per cent.
NextGeneration is the only sustainable housing benchmark used by the majority of the UKs largest homebuilders. Each year members are assessed on a wide range of criteria relating to high-quality, sustainable house-building, and are given an overall percentage score out of 100. This year Crest Nicholson demonstrated the best performance amongst all homebuilders by scoring 83 per cent. Barratt Developments and Lendlease took joint second place scoring 81 per cent while Linden Homes took third place with 74 per cent.