According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), buildings and construction sectors are responsible for over a third of global final energy consumption, and almost 40% of CO2 emissions.
We want to play our part in reversing this, which is why we’re in the process of reviewing the eco-friendliness of our portfolio of 21 locations. We’ve committed to the targets listed below so far, and will be adding more soon.
Currently, over half our centres have solar panels on their roofs, saving (on average) 300 tonnes of carbon per year. We’re looking to install more on our recent acquisitions.
We use low energy (LED) lighting throughout our buildings. Owing to their high lumen output per watt, LEDs can transform around 70% of their energy into light, making them very energy-efficient.
REGO stands for ‘Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin’. It means all the energy supplied to our business centres is from renewable sources.
We’re currently working towards a 90% recycling target.
One of the best ways for an individual to reduce their own carbon footprint is by replacing four wheels with two. That’s why all our locations have ample bike storage and shower facilities, to make cycling to work that bit easier.
The UK has one of the world’s most ambitious climate change targets. Earlier this year, the government committed to cutting emissions by 78% by 2035 compared to 1990 levels.
The UK’s sixth Carbon Budget, which was outlined in April 2021, incorporates the UK’s share of international aviation and shipping emissions, with the aim of bringing the UK more than three-quarters of the way to net zero by 2050.
When it comes to reducing emissions, key benefits include: