Projects must have high sustainability standards, both during construction and throughout the life of the project, as well as minimising environmental impact and ensuring climate resilience. Developments with high environmental credentials such as Passivhaus, BREEAM (very good or excellent), Echome (very good), Code for Sustainable Homes (level 4 or above) or equivalent are welcomed.
Carolyn McKenzie, head of sustainable business and communities at Kent County Council, said: "The Kent Environment Strategy supports and encourages cross-sector partnership working on environment, health and economic agendas in Kent. Sustainable and resilient building design is an essential component of the Kent Environment Strategy, and will enable the county to develop and sustain communities and businesses that are vibrant, healthy and resilient, long into the future. We are therefore pleased to sponsor the Environmental Performance category in the Kent Design & Development Awards."