Our built environment contributes to a significant portion of global carbon emissions. In the UK alone, it makes up 25% of the market’s carbon emissions, most of which arise from existing, outdated, and underperforming buildings. Since 80% of current buildings will likely still be in operation by 2050, decarbonising existing stock is a significant challenge to meeting Net Zero commitments.
The service provided by the Carbon Trust was crucial in ensuring robust outcomes to the district heat studies. Ultimately the Carbon Trust’s services are contributing to making the realisation of operational district energy networks in the Leeds City Region more likely.
We needed an objective and independent assessment of our organisational climate change strategy, plus key recommendations to make improvements – this is exactly what we achieved with the project.
The Carbon Trust’s expertise and collaborative approach enabled us to cut through the complexities of science-based targets and develop reduction targets tailored to our operations. This analysis will form an essential part of Landsec’s sustainability strategy going forward.
We have worked closely with the Carbon Trust over a number of years and we are pleased to see our collective efforts come to fruition. Our broader sustainability agenda has developed from energy efficiency in our operations, to carbon, renewable energy, water and waste reduction, through to our supply chain goals.
By working with the Carbon Trust to better understand the lifecycle impacts of our biopolyethylene bags we can be confident that they are in fact carbon neutral, which helps us to provide our clients with a more sustainable product.