Achieving NetZero

Achieving NetZero

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How can you achieve NetZero in projects?

Well, a mindset shift is required.  NetZero or Low Carbon design must be central to the design and the design philosophy through all the stages.  Base build, fit-out, FFE and in-use analysis should be undertaken at the beginning to understand the targets and achievability that informs the design.

The measurement of embodied carbon is still an evolving science with little benchmarking available for full comparative study.  Utilising established certifications including; BREEAM (Outstanding), PassivHaus / EnerPHit and WELL as examples, these can all aid in focusing the design teams on the challenge.  Our experiences have been proven on some award-winning schemes such as UEA Enterprise Centre to date and have prompted the development of the following route map to meet the challenges set by the LETI Climate Emergency Design Guide.  We are currently using this philosophy on our low carbon retrofit for the Cambridge Institute of Sustainable Leadership (CISL).

Click here to see how we are achieving NetZero with UEA – The Enterprise Centre and Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership (CISL).

“NetZero cannot be achieved as an afterthought”Martine Rothblatt, Head of United Therapeutics – Largest Net Zero Building to date