The central London headquarters of the UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) has achieved the lowest embodied carbon footprint ever recorded for a UK office refurbishment.
Led by London-based architects Barr Gazetas, the refurbishment project has resulted in a 139kgCO2/m2 embodied carbon footprint at UK-GBC’s 162m2 office floorspace – 22% below a comparable “standard” fit-out.
A range of innovative measures have improved the office’s environmental impact: an automated LED lighting system has led to a 48% decrease in carbon emissions, while 98% of original fixtures and finishes have been re-used or re-purposed thanks to an emphasis on waste and resource management.
Read more about the refurbishment in ‘Green Building Council office refurb sets record for low-carbon impact’ on the Edie web site.
On 31 October 2016 the office was also host to the 14th episode of edie’s Sustainable Business Covered podcast, which discussed the past, present and future of green building’s with the UK-GBC’s campaigns and policy director John Alker.