The Net Zero Carbon Guide is growing!
7 April 2021
A number of new articles and case studies have been added to our Net Zero Carbon Guide, which we launched last November.
The Net Zero Carbon Guide is a free and open resource to the industry to help navigate the process of achieving net zero carbon for both old or new buildings. Designed to be dynamic and on the pulse of time, we aim to constantly expand it, feeding in the newest insights and most current projects.
The first new "wave" of articles and case studies has been released today, bringing forward new thinking to increase awareness and understanding of how the built environment can achieve a net zero carbon future.
To ensure that all interested parties receive a timely and concise overview of all new content, we have created a newsletter, which was sent out for the first time today. If you didn't receive it, you can sign up HERE.
New content published on the Net Zero Carbon Guide today includes:
- Embodied Carbon Strategies
Much of the focus on reducing carbon in the built environment has been on operational carbon. Here we take a look at the most reliable ways to minimise embodied carbon emissions and what strategies you need to put in place.
- Should you always retrofit?
Retrofitting existing buildings to make them more energy efficient is critical if the UK is to hit 2050 net zero carbon targets, but should you always retrofit or is it possible to be more sustainable by starting from scratch?
- Are good Acoustics possible in a net zero carbon building?
Designing buildings to provide comfortable, controlled acoustic environments can lead to decisions that increase operational energy and embodied carbon – but it doesn’t have to.
- Designing for Passivhaus student accommodation with Allies and Morrison
Cranmer Road Student Accommodation is an ultra-low energy, all electric, Passivhaus development for King's College Cambridge. With its low embodied carbon structure and low operational carbon emissions, it is an exemplar student housing project that showcases many of the approaches to sustainable and low energy design that are essential for current and future projects aspiring to achieve net zero carbon.
- Sustainable modular laboratories with Grimshaw
Cambridge University Engineering Department’s 'Civil Engineering Building' is the first of a range of modular and flexible laboratory and research buildings to be built on the eastern boundary of the University’s West Cambridge Campus.
- The Future of Housing Design
What needs to be implemented to ensure homes are compatible with future net zero carbon performance targets. Watch our video explainer.
- Innovative approaches to delivering sustainable community buildings with AHR architects
Keynsham Civic Centre was completed in 2015 to provide council offices, a library, an information centre, retail space, two new pedestrian streets and a new market square. The project was a test case for an innovative approach to delivering exemplary building performance and is a truly sustainable building. At the heart of the project was an ambitious DEC A target.
We hope you enjoy the read and find it valuable for gaining new insights into all things related to Net Zero Carbon!