Oakland Care’s Woodland Grove care home in Epping Forest has been certified ‘Very Good’ by the Building Research Establishment’s Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM).
The ‘BREEAM In Use’ assessment measures various sustainability criteria, including energy and water use, pollution, resources and the health and well-being of users.
Joanne Balmer, CEO of Oakland Care, said: “We’re delighted to have achieved this certification for Woodland Grove. Environmental responsibility is a cornerstone of Oakland Care’s values, and we continue to lead the way in the care home sector to demonstrate how other organisations can also take steps to boost their sustainability credentials.
“Woodland Grove was our first care home, built in 2014, so it only seemed fitting to select it to start off our BREEAM in use journey. Looking ahead, we’re excited to continue our sustainability mission and play our part in the social care sector’s fight against climate change.”
This latest accreditation adds to a growing list of sustainability awards achieved by the luxury care home provider after they were certified as the first carbon-neutral care home group last year.
Oakland Care has pledged to roll-out its BREAAM compliance across all its care homes over the next 12 months.