Construction Carbon has successfully incorporated low carbon design into the conversion of an empty shell into a contemporary office.
The conversion of an empty shell into a contemporary grade A office, Royal Terrace, St Peter Port, Guernsey
Field Day Developments
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Construction Carbon provided an upfront carbon emissions calculation and the provision of a Lifecycle Carbon Assessment for the full conversion of a vacant shell into a retail unit and basement carpark totalling 2,000 sq ft.
The works included an internal fit-out and electrical works.
The aim was to upgrade the space sustainably, understand carbon hotspots, consider how the performance may be improved for future similar developments and minimise the project’s carbon footprint.
Energy efficiency and material selection was taken into consideration although the budget for the project had already been decided.
Field Day Developments chose to support the Nicaraguan Rain Forest Scheme as a way of offsetting their residual emissions.
This was done via Gold Standard offsets, which were independently verified and reported on a public register as per the UK Green Building Council’s guidance on Net Zero for construction projects. You can see more about the project here.
The construction industry is responsible for approximately 11% of global carbon emissions and we realise that our clients are starting to think in a more environmentally conscious way. Our job is to help in light of global climate change and the shift towards net zero.
The client says:
“We have a huge responsibility in the construction industry – an industry which produces vast amounts of pollution - to mitigate the works we carry out. We are a small business and do our bit to be sustainable and responsible when it comes to the environment. The more environmentally aware we become, the more we can begin to create a movement around construction, in a sustainable way”.