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Building Carbon Management Services

The total carbon footprint of a building is the sum of both the emissions associated with the ongoing operation of the building and the emissions embodied within the manufacture and delivery of materials, and the construction process itself.

We provide full building carbon management services to help building developers and occupiers manage and reduce their total carbon footprint. In addition we can offer Planet Positive supply chain solutions and accreditation that will reduce ‘Merton Rule’ and other regulatory compliance costs.

Our services

Lifecycle building carbon footprinting

We can provide full carbon management services in support of the design team. We will work with the design team to set carbon targets for the lifecycle of the project and then develop strategies to meet those targets. To date we have completed over 40 detailed building LCAs (cradle to grave) and have unrivalled expertise in this area.

Business benefits:

  • Full understanding of lifecycle carbon
  • Reduce embodied carbon and use to offset requirements under the Merton Rule (planning)
  • Potential to reduce capital costs and ongoing operational costs through choice of low carbon materials and systems
  • Establish leadership position
  • Prepare for upcoming changes in legislation and BREEAM
Embodied carbon reduction services

As a part of our business carbon management services, we will develop an embodied carbon reduction strategy, including:

  • Targets
  • Materials options
  • Detailed LCAs

We have a significant database of materials knowledge and can help you to specify the correct materials and solutions.

Operational carbon reduction services

Our team has many years’ experience of designing and delivering low carbon buildings. We will work alongside your engineering services team to identify best practice low carbon solutions, and where required carry out the necessary thermal, daylight and energy analysis, including detailed payback and net present value analysis.

See also Sustainable Design & Development.

Renewable energy options studies

Under the Merton Rule, on-site renewable energy production is a requirement of planning. We will work with you to understand the benefits of the various options, including:

  • Renewable resource assessment
  • Technology selection
  • Economic evaluation (including feed-in tariff benefits)
  • Planning implications
  • Risk analysis
  • Assistance with grant applications

We also offer services relating to accessing finance for renewable technology, incentive mechanisms, policy, tax structures, fund raising, business planning and technical implementation. All renewable energy solutions fully integrate with our design and benchmarking services to provide a truly ‘one-stop shop’.

Planet Positive Accreditation

Deloitte dcarbon8 is a Planet Positive accredited consultant; we can support you on delivering Planet Positive buildings and construction schemes. Principle solutions include:

  • Planet Positive Building for Planning - We will help develop an appropriate Planet Positive strategy to measure, reduce and offset unavoidable embodied carbon emissions, and also work with you and the planning authorities with the aim of offsetting requirements for additional and more costly on-site renewables.
  • Planet Positive Supply Chains - We will work with your supply chain to ensure that Planet Positive accreditation is achieved for products and/or services.



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