Integrating Carbon Reduction Targets in Masterplanning
Sustainability in all its forms is important as ever. The UK government response in recent years to increasing climate and biodiversity concerns has included the pledge to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and the ‘Ten Point Plan for a Green industrial Revolution’.
Recent legislative updates include higher energy efficiency requirements in the Building Regulations and the UK Environment Act, with priority areas of air quality, biodiversity, water and resource efficiency, and waste reduction.
However, the social impact of current international political turmoil is now putting pressure on the need for action to address environmental issues
These trends, with implications for land management, building projects and associated procurement activities, present both opportunities and challenges to navigate when engaged in strategic planning.
Referencing examples from David Morley Architects portfolio of master planning work, Jennifer presented reflections on how Low and Net Zero Carbon targets may be integrated with wider estate development initiatives.