Whole life carbon

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    Whole-life carbon: RIBA and RICS guidance


    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


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

  • Figure 1: Warehouse Relocated: 9 Cambridge Avenue

    Whole-life carbon: Circular economy


    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


    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


    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

    Whole-life carbon: Retrofit vs EnerPHit


    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

    Whole-life carbon: Wellbeing


    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)

    Whole-life carbon: Lifestyle


    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

  • Whole-life carbon: Hotels

    Whole-life carbon: Hotels


    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


    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