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The NextGeneration Annual Sustainability Benchmark 2015



NextGeneration is an annual sustainability benchmark of the 25 largest homebuilders in the UK. The benchmark enables homebuilders, Government, investors and the public to understand the sustainability of the homebuilders’ operations and the new homes they build.
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 UK’s 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




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while Linden Homes took third place with 74 per cent.

The 2015 NextGeneration report is available for download here. Further information about NextGeneration, including links to previous years’ benchmarking reports, can be found on their website.



Further Reading


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Elon Musk's Tesla Power Wall and German Manufacturers of renewable energy ,battle over battery-powered homes 


Bank of England warns action may need to be taken in the buy to let property market following a sharpincrease in the number of properties acquired by investors with the intention of renting them out


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A turnaround decade for housing Speech given by Greg Clark to the National House Building Council (NHBC) in London

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Slight Softening of House Price Growth in UK Housing Market 

Spectre of facing Spanish fraud trial: Sean Connery's wife accused of £5.5 million property tax swindle

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Elon Musk's Tesla Power Wall and German Manufacturers of renewable energy ,battle over battery-powered homes

Autumn Statement: Buy-to-let homes face higher stamp duty 

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More buy-to-let landlords searching for mortgages on cheaper properties + housing market shows no sign of slowing down winter months

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CML and Which? reveal new mortgage tariff to help consumers compare fees and charges


Housing and Planning Bill Committee Thursday 19 November 2015 Meeting CML mortgage news


Britain building again as new homes rise by a quarter

UK House Price Index September 2015 

New right-to-buy boom: 1,000 people a week signing up to housing association sell-off ahead of launch of new scheme 

Osborne says tougher buy-to-let regulation on its way 

Government launches National Infrastructure Commission to get Britain building

Draw up plans to build more homes in two years... or we'll do it for you: PM's threat to reluctant town halls 

countrywide PLC sees a direct threat from online real estate agents like for like ? 

Almost twice as many brits believe that property makes better use of cash then isa , pensions stock , shares ,premium bonds

Mortgage advances pick up in the third quarter says CML

Property shortages keep driving up house prices, say experts

Historic Housing and Planning Bill will transform generation rent into generation buy 

TfL releases land for 10,000 homes across the Capital 

Boris tells planners & developers to put culture first for city development

House Prices will continue to rise & construction of more not the answer 

Taylor Wimpey CEO Peter Redfern will lead Labour Housing Redfern Review

London real estate most overpriced property globally, warns UBS

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Sadiq Khan Housing Crisis Update Fair rental prices 

How low can you go ? speech by Andy Haldane BoE Chief Economist 

London’s housing crisis > Blue and Red debates @ London Mayor Question Time

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Bank of England concerns over Property buy-to-let boom

Britain Inflation and housing: joined at the hip 

The European Union, monetary and financial stability, and the Bank of England - speech by Mark Carney

Zac Goldsmith: housing crisis number one priority in London – what needs to be done

TfL could help fix London’s housing Crisis as well as our trains 

A question from Matthew > PMQs Jeremy Corbyn MP vs The Prime Minister David Cameron 

Labour conference: Sadiq Khan >"I'm going to make the election a referendum on London's housing crisis"

Newly Elected Labour Candidate, for Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, outlines his Housing Policies

What Jeremy Corbyn's leadership victory may mean for housing policy in the UK

Marie's Question >Jeremy Corbyn The New Labour Leader takes his seat in the Houses of Parliament

Building Markets for the Good of People > BoE Open Forum

Government ministers and housing association leaders have negotiated a deal to extend the right-to-buy policy

Historic Housing and Planning Bill will transform generation rent into generation buy

How low can you go ? speech by Andy Haldane BoE Chief Economist

Three Truths about Finance - Governor of BoE - Mark Carney

Mortgage Lenders and Administrators statistics Bank of England Sept 2015

Osborne says tougher buy-to-let regulation on its way

House Prices will continue to rise & construction of more not the answer

Right To Buy Homes Urgent Parliament questions with Brandon Lewis UK housing Minster 

Borrowing figures in the mortgage market remain strong as customers take advantage of record low interest rates

property eCommerce is booming ! 

Residential sales Move up despite lack of property Stock

Government ministers and housing association leaders have negotiated a deal to extend the right-to-buy policy