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Taking Action

Sustainable thinking

It’s essential that we manage our built environment in a way that protects and enhances our natural environment

Norfolk Environmental Credits is working to enable sustainable development, which balances protecting and enhancing the biodiversity of our natural environment with delivering much needed homes and development opportunities. Balancing the environmental, social, and economic considerations is a big challenge. We are a not-for-profit company where developers buy credits and environmental schemes benefit from the investment generated by the sale of credits.

Make a difference

Taking action on climate change

We are providing solutions for developers that enable them to build sustainably, and at the same time protecting the special areas of conservation within the Norfolk Broads and the SSSI designated river Wensum. Norfolk Environmental Credits is working on all the issues below, with our initial focus on reducing nutrient loads in Norfolk rivers. 

  • Reducing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere

  • Restoring habitats to address biodiversity loss

  • Protecting our water courses from increasing levels of harmful nutrients

Non profit

Credits linked to local schemes

We are a not-for-profit company investing in local schemes that mitigate nutrient loads entering our waterways.

We sell the resulting nutrient neutrality credits, for both phosphorus and nitrogen, to developers to enable sustainable housing development by offsetting the nutrients arising from the new homes.

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