Whole-life carbon

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    Whole-life carbon: RIBA and RICS guidance

    2018-03-12T06:30:00Z

    Guidance from both RICS and the RIBA on carbon reduction from a whole-life perspective can be used together to plan for resource efficiency and minimal emissions. Simon Sturgis of Sturgis Carbon Profiling reports

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    Whole-life carbon: Fabric retention

    2017-04-18T15:43:00Z

    In redevelopment or refurbishment, retaining elements of existing buildings offers significant environmental and financial benefits

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    Whole-life carbon: Circular economy

    2016-12-02T06:00:00Z

    Typical design approaches minimise energy use and then offset to reach net zero – but how reliable is offsetting in reality?

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    Whole-life carbon: Structural systems

    2016-04-19T11:06:00Z

    The embodied carbon of a non-domestic development can be altered to a significant degree depending on the choice of materials used in its structural system

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    Whole-life carbon: Facades

    2015-11-11T06:01:00Z

    How embodied and whole-life carbon can be reduced through simple design and specification decisions at little additional cost

  • Deep retrofit project to EnerPHit standard of the 1720s terraced mews house by Grosvenor Britain and Ireland
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    Whole-life carbon: Retrofit vs EnerPHit

    2015-06-25T15:30:00Z

    Assessments show retrofit to EnerPHit level, the Passivhaus retrofit standard, can reduce whole-life carbon emissions by 40% compared to typical Part L

  • Research shows that occupiers prefer Victorian and Georgian homes, but they can provide poor energy efficiency
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    Whole-life carbon: Wellbeing

    2015-03-26T06:00:00Z

    Improving the energy efficiency of a building may be good for the planet, but occupiers may only be prepared to foot the bill if they can directly feel the benefit. Gareth Roberts of Sturgis Carbon Profiling analyses the latest research

  • Developer Argent have considered the effects of leisure and lifestyle choices when redeveloping the area around King’s Cross, including Granary Square (pictured)
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    Whole-life carbon: Lifestyle

    2014-11-13T06:00:00Z

    Some of our smallest everyday choices can have a huge impact on carbon emissions within and beyond the built environment. Juan J Lafuente and Theodore Darviris of Sturgis Carbon Profiling explore the cumulative effect of lifestyle choices on our carbon footprint

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    Whole-life carbon: Hotels

    2014-06-18T06:00:00Z

    Martina Arata of Sturgis Carbon Profiling explores ways in which the hospitality industry can meet guest expectations while delivering low-carbon hotels

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    Whole-life carbon: Overheating

    2014-03-28T06:00:00Z

    As the latest update to Part L is implemented, Juan J Lafuente of Sturgis Carbon Profiling reports on the findings of a two-year research programme into building performance - which suggest that improvements to airtightness standards could actually lead to higher carbon emissions in the UK

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    Whole-life carbon: Airports

    2013-11-15T06:00:00Z

    Lifecycle analysis suggests that, when it comes to transport hubs, the most energy-efficient option is not always the most obvious

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    Whole-life carbon: Domestic

    2013-06-20T06:00:00Z

    Lifecycle analysis sheds light on whether retrofitting or rebuilding will best help the government to deliver its 2050 carbon reduction targets

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    Whole-life carbon: Shopping centres

    2013-03-28T00:00:00Z

    Our series on whole-life emissions for different building types continues with three 60-year scenarios for a shopping mall

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    Whole-life carbon: New-build schools

    2012-09-14T00:00:00Z

    Through the careful specification of timber it is possible to reduce the whole-life carbon footprint of a school by over 15%

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    Whole-life carbon: Prestige offices

    2012-05-18T00:00:00Z

    Using the example of a building in the City of London, Gareth Roberts of Sturgis Carbon Profiling explains how new European standards for whole-life carbon assessment can make big savings

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    Calculating housing lifecycle costs

    2008-02-22T00:00:00Z

    Q: How do you work out the total cost of a house over a 100-year lifetime without spending hours poring over every single element? Stephen Kennett finds out the answer

  • This naturally ventilated Essex office was designed by Aukett Fitzroy Robinson. It was built on a sloping site, so the lowest floor is above ground at the front of the building, but below it at the rear
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    Whole-life costs: Basements

    2006-09-22T00:00:00Z

    In this quarter’s comparison of whole-life costs, David Weight of Currie Brown digs deep into the financial pros and cons of adding a basement or half-basement to your building

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    Whole-life costs: Concrete vs steel

    2006-06-23T00:00:00Z

    What are the environmental, capital cost and lifetime cost differences between a building with a steel frame and one built using concrete? David Weight of cost consultant Currie Brown applies the firm’s Live Options modelling system to find out

  • Marlow International, a four-storey office building in Buckinghamshire, was developed by Akeler and designed by architect Aukett
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    Whole-life costs: Height of offices

    2006-03-24T00:00:00Z

    In the latest of our whole-life cost comparison articles, David Weight of Currie Brown examines the crucial financial considerations when deciding the height of an office block

  • The West Middlesex University Hospital, London by architect Nightingale Associates features blocks arranged around attractive courtyards. These contain the outpatients department at ground floor level with wards above
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    Whole-life costs: Hospital design

    2005-09-23T00:00:00Z

    In this third article in our series, and as part of our PFI special, David Weight of Currie Brown looks at the differences in lifetime costs between deep-plan, shallow-plan or courtyard-based hospital designs