We are sustainability consultants for the built environment, specialising in:


• Climate and biodiversity emergency

• Circular economy

• Social value and wellbeing

• Design thinking and creativity


The Institution of Civil Engineers R&D Enabling Fund and Useful Projects co-funded this research project, ‘Maximising Social Value From Infrastructure’ […]

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Useful Projects was appointed to work with the London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) and the Greater London Authority (GLA) to develop guidance describing a new method for producing Circular […]

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Policy Guidance for London

Circular Economy Policy

Through a series of engagement sessions, we translated these ambitions into a Zero Carbon Homes Routemap. It sets out short, medium and long-term actions against five cross-sector enablers: policy and guidance, governance model and delivery processes, financial capital, human capital, as well as innovation, technology and infrastructure. […]

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WMCA Zero Carbon Homes

Routemap and Charter

Rt Hon Christopher Pincher MP, Minister of State for Housing, has announced the joint winners of the Home of 2030 competition. Launched in March 2020, and managed by the RIBA, […]

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Useful Simple Trust has been Highly Commended in the Sustainable Organisation category of the IEMA Sustainability Impact Awards 2020. Congratulations to our sister companies Expedition Engineering, Thomas.Matthews and Useful Studio! […]

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In August, Useful Projects held its Financing Climate Action roundtable with our insight panel members: Alison Knight, Executive Director of Neighbourhoods, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council Elliot Smith, Commercial Manager Energy […]

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