The UK Government is pursuing a net zero carbon society by 2050, which requires a significant cut in greenhouse gas emissions across a variety of sectors, including existing buildings and new construction. Current UK policy sets out a target to reduce emissions by 78% by 2035 (compared with 1990).
Our team undertake embodied and whole life carbon assessments using the leading life cycle assessment software to calculate the carbon footprint of a development. On review of the carbon modelling, we advise on a range of potential carbon reduction opportunities with the aim of decreasing the amount of carbon emissions for your project to align with or exceed industry benchmarks.
We believe the tracking of carbon throughout all stages of a project is crucial and ensures that the design development / decision making process takes into consideration the associated carbon impact.
When the amount of carbon emissions associated with a building’s product and construction stages up to practical completion is zero or negative, through the use of offsets or the net export of on-site renewable energy.
When the amount of carbon emissions associated with the building’s operational energy on an annual basis is zero or negative. A net zero carbon building is highly energy efficient and powered from on-site and/or off-site renewable energy sources, with any remaining balance offset.