Surveyors Declare

Surveyors Declare

Surveyors Declare

As Chartered Surveyors, we are aware of how our business activities impact upon the environment, and we are committed to ensuring that these activities have the least possible detrimental effect on the environment. As members, we commit to following sustainable business practices in our day-to-day operations, and encouraging and supporting our clients and colleagues to instill these practices in their lives also.

The Surveyors Declare document is an important resource for Surveyors that have signed up in support of the Declaration which serves as a framework and a first step for Surveyors in tackling the climate change challenge within our practices and homes. 

I will:

  • Strive to limit the use of fossil fuels in my practice
  • Act in accordance with the best principles for the mitigation of environmental harm and the enhancement of environmental quality for all
  • Strive to ensure that the uses of natural resources are fair and sustainable taking account of the needs of a diverse society
  • Use my skills and experience to serve the needs of the environment and society
  • Serve as an example to others for responsible environmental behaviour
  • be aware of, and aim to observe and support the United Nations Sustainable Development goals

I am committed to:

Surveying Activities:

  • Ensuring environmental practices are included in my assessment of suppliers and contractors and that their performance in this area forms part of the selection criteria utilised
  • Purchasing products and services that have the least known environmental impact, where this is feasible
  • Encouraging suppliers and contractors to implement sustainable environmental systems
  • Minimising the use of hazardous chemicals and solvents and instructing agents acting on my behalf to do the same
  • Using materials, fittings and furnishings from sustainable sources where feasible

Energy:

  • Reducing my carbon footprint as much as possible
  • Optimising energy efficiency and conservation in all operations
  • Reducing the impact of transportation in my business activities

Waste:

  • Actively promoting reduce, reuse and recycling in my office and/or workplace
  • Minimising waste generation and unnecessary resource usage during the stages of planning, design and operation of new and existing business activities

Biodiversity:

  • Endeavour to  incorporate biodiversity  in both new build projects, infrastructure projects and in managing existing buildings.
  • Take measures to avoid  impact on ecosytems and were impacts cannot be avoided,  take measures to reduce the duration or extent of impact

Water:

  • Optimising water efficiency and conservation in all operations
  • Mitigating risk of polluting water courses

The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland  have declared a Climate and Biodiversity Emergency.

Why declare a Climate & Biodiversity Emergency?

The reason we are declaring a CLIMATE AND BIODIVERISTY EMERGENCY is because climate change is the greatest threat of our time and has far reaching implications for the real estate industry and all our futures. Buildings and construction play a major part, accounting for nearly 40% of energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions whilst also having a significant impact on our natural habitats.  We are not doing enough in our profession to address this, and we want to change this.

The Emergency Declaration

By declaring the emergency, we are stating that we are: 

  • Raising awareness of the climate and biodiversity emergencies, and the urgent need for mitigation and adaptation action amongst ourselves, our colleagues, employees, clients, peers, collaborators and supply chains. 
  • Advocating for faster change in our industry towards regenerative practices,  
  • Committing to sharing knowledge and research on an open-source basis, to address the climate and biodiversity emergencies. 
  • We are saying that we are not doing enough, and we want to change that. 

The SCSI invites you to join us in making this Declaration by publicly signing our ‘Surveyors Declare’ Declaration.  

The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland are aware of how our business activities impact upon the environment, and we are committed to ensuring these activities have the least possible detrimental effect on our environment.  

The SCSI has adopted its Sustainability Policy as a framework to progress our aim of striving to promote sustainability and follow sustainable business practices in our day-to-day operations, encouraging and supporting our members to instil these practices in their own business. 

We have also made this policy available to members firms as a template which can be used and adopted by members firms to incorporate sustainability practices into their day-to-day operations.    

SCSI Members Committed to Surveyors Declare

Thank you to our member for signing up to support the Surveyors Declare initiative. Please note new member sign-ups are added to this page on Fridays.

Manus Agnew

Stephen Ashe

Declan Bagnall

Declan Baxter

Maureen Bayley

Edwin Becerra

Avril Behan

Danny Bonner

David Bourke

Rebecca Breen

Derek Brennan

Alfie Burns

Emer  Byrne

Roy Byrne

shauna Byrne

Aimee Cafferty

Conor Cahalane

John Cairns

Shane Caldwell

Aonghus Callanan

Bruce Campbell

Denis Carron

Lisa Cassidy

Sathish Chandragiri

David Clarke

Lena Clarke

Colin Cleary

Tom Cleary

Kieran Clohessy

Daryl Cody

Elaine Coghlan

Niamh Comber

Micheál Connolly

neil connolly

Tom Corr

Joseph Coyle

Sarah Critchley

Kathy Cruise

david cullen

Jenna Culligan

Niall Curley

Patrick Curran

Cormac Daly

Patrick Darmody

Robert Deane

Edgar Delaney

Ian Devane

Denis Doherty

Conor Dolan

Patrick Dowling

Mary Doyle

Jim Drew

James Duffy

Niall Dullaghan

Niall Egan

Lily Ellis

Catherine Ennis

Sean Enright

Jason Finch

Evelyn Finegan

Barry Finnegan

Miguel Fitzgerald

Darren Fitzsimons

Mary Flynn

William Furlonjg

Ivan Gaine

Annamaria Gallivan

Hannah Ganly

Sarah Garry

Nessan Geary

Malcolm Gerry

Johanna Gill

Nicola Gilleece

conor Gillett

Claire Glynn

Harriet Grant

Mark Green

Eoin Griffin

Bernard Hanley

Colin Harney

Vincent Harney

Frank Harrington

Liam Harris

Paul Harvey

philip harvey

Suzanne Hawe

Camilla Hayes

Leonard Healy

Lisa Healy

Paul Hegarty

Oliver Held

Mark Hennessy

John Henry

Eloise Heron

Paul Hipwell

Dermot Hogan

Kevin Hollingsworth

Hugh  Holt

Alan Hore

Peter Houlihan

Eoin Hughes

Karol Jackson

Barry Kavanagh

Graham Kavanagh

Jana Keane

Paul Keaney

Dermot Kehily

Brian Kehoe

Colin Kelly

Derek Kelly

John Kelly

Liam Kelly

Mark Kelly

Nigel Kelly

Paul Kelly

Cormac Kennedy

Roger Keogh

Frank Keohane

Dermot Kinane

Ben King

Kevin King

Raymond Laffan

Rian Lagan

Celia Lamb

Mary Lavelle

Lorcan Lawler

Conor Lawlor

Warren Leahy

Andrew Leaver

Phil Lennon

Emma Leonard

Victor Levingstone

Robert Lindsay

Philip Littlewood

Anya Llewellyn

Robert Lloyd

Oliver Long

Colm Luddy

Peter Lundy

Sarah Lynch

Ian Lyons

Ken MacDonald

Fergus MacMahon

Donal Madigan

Micheál Mahon

Niamh Mansfield

Ausra Marcelyte

Paddy Markey

Audrey Martin

Gary Mathews

Enda Mc Guane

Roisin McAuliffe

Barra  McCabe

Joseph McCaffrey

Gavin McCall

Luke McCarthy

Michael McCarthy

Sean McCormack

Conor McCormick

Andrew McCracken

Shane McCullagh

David McDonnell

Paul McDowell

peter mcfarlane

Kevin McHugh

Eimear McInerney

Lisa McInerney

John McKay

Michael McKenna

Andrew Mearns

Cormac Meehan

Fergus  Merriman

John Miller

Anne-Louise Mitchell

Gavin Mitchell

Peter Moloney

Kevin Mooney

Tom Moore

Orla Moran

Fintan Morgan

Jack Morrison

Alan Morrissey

Shane Mullin

Mark Mulville

Walter Murphy

David Murray

Áine Myler

Robert Neill

Eugene Nicolee

John Nolan

Margaret Nolan

Robert Nolan

David O Brien

Stephen O Callaghan

Patrick O' Connor

Freda O Donnell

Karl O Donovan

David O Neill

Maurice O Neill

Majella O' Regan

Patrick O’ Kane

Siobhan O’Dwyer

David OBrien

David O'Brien

Mark O'Brien

Des O'Broin

Aidan O'Connor

Barty O'Connor

Anthony O'Donnell

Andrew OGorman

Shane O'Hanlon

Aidan O'Hare

Killian O'Higgins

Andrew O'Kelly

Derry O'Neill

Isobel O'Regan

Niamh O'Reilly

Micheal O'Shea

Mairead OSullivan

Gerard O'Toole

Andrew Paul

Richard Phelan

Louise Philips

Brendan Prenty

Conor Purcell

Jack Quinn

Pat Quirke

Andrew Ramsey

Krystyna Rawicz

Max Reilly

cormac renaghan

Niall Reynolds

Eoin Ryan

John Ryan

Kevin Ryan

Austin Sammon

Derry Scully

Stephen Scully

Patrick Shanley

John Shannon

Robert Shaw

James Shine

Ross Shorten

Martin Sinnott

Colin Smyth

Mark Smyth

Claire Solon

James Stephenson

Jim Stone

Jana Thompson

Ryszard Trzeciak

Brendan Turley

Gillian Tyrrell

Matthew Vanston

Ian Wardle

Naomi Wardle

Shane Wherity

Philip Wilbourn

Brian Williams

Peter Williams

Marcus Wren

Siobhan Young

Firms Supporting the Surveyors Declare Initiative

AECOM Ireland

Anisorian Real Estate

Aramark Property

Arcadis

Bagnall Doyle MacMahon

Bannon

Buildcost

Carron + Walsh

CBRE Ireland

Colliers

Cushman & Wakefield

DNG Group

Eloise Consulting ltd

Greystar Ireland

JLL

John McCarthy & Associates Chartered Quantity Surveyors Ltd.

Kerrigan Sheanon Newman Construction Consultants

KRA Renewables

KRA Visionary Project Partners

Lambert Smith Hampton Ireland

Linesight

Lisney

Mason Owen & Lyons

MGM Partnership

Mitchell McDermott

Mulcahy McDonagh & Partners Ltd

Murphy Mulhall

Property Boundaries Ireland Ltd

QRE

SAMMON

Savills

Sherry FitzGerald New Homes and Sherry FitzGerald Group

Sigma Retail Partners

The Building Consultancy

TWM Property

Winters Property

Wyse Property Management

Sustainability Working Group

Sustainability Working Group
The Sustainability Working Group within the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) is made up of a group of approximately 18 committee members across a number of disciplines. The Sustainability group works on behalf of the membership to provide support, advice and draw up policies to augment knowledge and awareness for our members on all matters relating to sustainability across each of the Societies' professional groups.

Member Benefits
The Sustainability Working Group are also instrumental in driving other projects for the benefit of members.  These include the ongoing policy formation, which will help our industry adapt as we move towards a complete decarbonization of the Built Environment by 2050. In addition, the Working Group also organises CPDs, contributes articles to the Surveyors Journal and e-zine. to support education and develop awareness among our membership.

Find out more

If you are interested in finding out more about the Sustainability Group please contact us at sustainability@scsi.ie.

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