Over the first three months of 2020, we have been developing alternative zero carbon plans for all our projects up to RIBA Stage 3. We have developed our own in house early design stage carbon assessment tool and have been reviewing all our current projects to establish a current benchmark from which we can then target year on year improvements. Through engagement with key consultants, such as structural and services engineers at the outset of a project, the designs are leaner and perform better in later stages.
By the end of April 2020, all our projects at RIBA Stages 1, 2 and 3 will be assessed to establish their potential carbon impacts against building typology benchmarks. Analysis of this will help to appreciate the range of embodied and operational whole life carbon figures and encourage understanding of the scale of the issue to resolve. For each project, the amount of offsetting required to meet zero carbon targets will be calculated.