Research issued: 29/09/2020
Every construction and infrastructure project can be part of our response to the climate emergency.
The public sector delivers extraordinary things in the face of an emergency, especially when working at a community level. Flood, fire or pandemic, the local multi-agency response is always characterised by genuine and wholehearted collaboration between those who can and should help, and a commitment to eke out every scrap of added value from the available resources through innovation and creativity, to solve the problem(s) at hand.
Recognising the outstanding work done by LETI and RIBA in 2019 and 2020 in defining the standards needed to decarbonise UK building stock, we've identified the four key capabilities that our framework services must deliver for you:
- Enable new building designs that are carbon-neutral as early as 2021 and promote the adoption of this design approach towards all new-build projects by 2025
- Enable construction of new buildings that are carbon-neutral in operation as early as 2022, and promote this standard for all new construction by 2030
- Enable retrofit, refurbishment and adaptation of existing buildings that delivers the highest possible performance and minimises operational (or in-use) carbon emissions from buildings
- Enable the lowest possible environmental impacts from all construction activity on every project - minimising embodied carbon
To read more on our commitment to environmental sustainability, read our blog from Chris Clarke, SCAPE's Performance and Improvement Director here. To learn more about how we are committing to making SCAPE's operations carbon neutral by 2028 by downloading our policy below.
We know that not every client will be in a position to sponsor such radical change to their estate and infrastructure, but through collaboration, we aim to create an environment where we can deliver against and exceed these requirements when needed.
Performance and Improvement Director, SCAPE