Our 'Sharing our experience' booklets help you plan, build and manage cost-effective low carbon buildings that really work to save you money and carbon. They provide advice and tips covering the key parts of low carbon buildings and their delivery.
The insights are based on real data from 28 case studies from the Department of Energy and Climate Change's Low Carbon Buildings Programme and our work on low carbon refurbishments. The projects cover many sectors including retail, education, offices and mixed use residential buildings.
Our research found that risk management, the process of identifying and then actively managing risk for projects with the aim of making the project more likely to succeed, was a key issue in low carbon buildings.
So, based on real data from our case studies, the key risks associated with low carbon buildings have been identified and are set out in the attached tool in the form of a typical project Risk Register spreadsheet (XLS).
Within the register an indicative assessment has been made together with some key recommendations for mitigation. The mitigations are for guidance only and you must consider bespoke risks relevant to your project and also the specific mitigation plans.
Low carbon buildings procurement & specification
Carbon Trust Scotland's 'Delivering the future, today' guides have been drawn up to help you with the concept of delivering a low carbon new build or refurbishment.
They set out, step-by-step, what building owners, specifiers and designers need to do to deliver low carbon buildings, help them to meet Carbon Reduction Commitment targets, and make compliance with the 2010 Building Standards more cost effective to deliver.