Reducing embodied carbon

Every development we have delivered since April 2020 is net zero embodied carbon.

Embodied carbon refers to the carbon emissions resulting from the production and transportation of materials for a building and all elements of its construction and deconstruction.

Our approach is to do everything we can to minimise carbon in development by reusing and recycling as much as possible, and using low carbon materials. Only then, as a last resort, do we offset residual carbon through certified carbon credits, making our developments net zero carbon at completion.

Average embodied carbon on our office developments is 646kg CO2e per sqm, putting us ahead of our glidepath for our target of 500kg CO2e per sqm from 2030 and down from a 2019 baseline of 1,000kg CO2e per sqm.

On two of our earlier developments, we benefited from our ability to re-use much of the existing structure, but this is not always possible, so the use of low carbon materials will be key to achieving our goals.

We use OneClick LCA life cycle assessment software on all our developments, delivering on one of the early commitments in our Pathway to Net Zero.

Responsible consumption and production

35 %

Reduction in embodied carbon across our office developments in 2023 vs 2019 industry benchmarks

Completed developments

100 Liverpool Street
1 Triton Square

Committed developments

Norton Folgate
1 Broadgate
Aldgate Place
Canada Water, 1-3 Deal Porters Way
Canada Water, The Dock Shed
Canada Water, Robert’s Close

Sustainability Progress Report 2023

Sustainability Report 2023

Sustainability Strategy 2030

Sustainability Strategy 2030

Pathway to Net Zero Carbon

net zero pathway

Carbon Offset Policy

Carbon Offset Policy

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