A recent report has revealed that UK buildings generate 30 percent of the nation’s emissions, meaning building companies and professionals have a large part to play to reduce this figure. Companies that are the most polluting risk facing fines and reputational damage in the future.
The government’s drive for carbon neutrality by 2050 will also likely see a growth in offsetting by businesses, with carbon sequestration –the removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere – becoming a potential new income stream for land managers.Grosvenor Estates associate director for sustainability Emily Hamilton says, “sustainability and economic recovery are intrinsically linked. If humans and nature are to thrive in our cities, we need to invest in nature-based solutions and tackle the climate and ecological crises together.”
Reducing carbon footprint is a large focus for EDGE, as Boudewijn Ruitenbur, the developer’s chief operating officer, outlines plans by the Dutch firm to deliver London’s most sustainable building at 60 St Thomas Street, SE1 as they aim to deliver a post-pandemic approach to office design that others look to for inspiration.
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