AECoW Annual Conference 2023

Watch what we got up to at our Annual Conference 2023 in this quick video! Our conference for 2023 was held in The Guildhall in York on the theme Construction Environmental Compliance: What are the Challenges & Where are the Opportunities? We were delighted to have cohorts from across the industry represented in our programme,

Stakeholder Update: Scottish Government Consultation

We were delighted to participate in Scottish Government consultation last week regarding environmental governance. We have supported it’s proposal to establish an environmental court, which we believe would enhance environmental governance and help drive up environmental compliance and outcomes. A critical element to this is monitoring data, and the role of an Environmental Clerks of

IEMA Consultation: Environmental Outcome Reports & EnvCoWs

As part of our ongoing partnership with IEMA, AECoW was invited to participate in it’s consultation on Environmental Outcome Reports through our joint Post Consent Environmental Performance Working Group. Summary key information is below and further information is on IEMA’s website here. The full final response from the Working Group is located here. – Q12: HOW

RSPB – Stakeholder Engagement Update

We were delighted to meet the RSPB again on the 26th May. We discussed several items of mutual interest, including: – Parliamentary Questions– Planning conditions for EnvCoWs– Construction  / temporary assessments of EIAs & RSPBs responses to them – Drafting Industry Guiding Principles for EnvCoWs– Environmental Outcome Reports– Potential areas of research that both AECoW & RSPB

Cross Parliamentary Group on Construction

On 4th October 2022, one of our Management Committee represented AECOW at the Cross Party Group on Construction in the Scottish Parliament.  There was an interesting presentation on Scottish Government standards for net zero in public buildings, using the Fife College Learning Campus as a case study.  Of more relevance to our members was the

Stakeholder Consultation Update: Planning Inspectorate (PINS) & Oxford Brookes University

As part of delivering our Action Plan, Defining & Promoting the Role of an EnvCoW, we met with Oxford Brookes Uni and the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) on 31st May to discuss potential research opportunities and joint guidance. A few key post-grad research topics that we highlighted included: The Role of an EnvCoW Auditing models /