The Code for Sustainable Homes is an assessment to improve energy efficiency and sustainability within housing projects.
BREEAM assessments have a similar aim, although these are targeted at other developments including schools, offices, hospitals etc.
Ecology now has a place on these assessments and through relatively minimal input at the design stage, huge benefits can be achieved both for the client, through increased code credits and for nature, through a considerate approach.
These assessments look at the wildlife value of a site before development, then recommend measures to protect and enhance it. These mitigation measures can help attain higher code assessment accreditation.