Refurbishment and Whole Life Carbon assessment for the 7-story office building at 1 Minster Court.
Sturgis Carbon Profiling was commissioned by M&G Real Estate both as Architect and Carbon Consultant to re-design, evaluate the overall emissions of the project and identify options to reduce Whole Life Carbon against the baseline.
SCP’s approach included:
The Baseline assessment observed that the Whole Life Embodied Carbon footprint of the fit-out at 1 Minster Court is relatively lower compared with similar buildings, mainly due to architect’s specification of higher recycled content and local sourcing of majority of the building elements.
Future areas for improvement were ceilings and flooring which respectively account for the majority of fit out emissions. It was suggested that for future projects, substantial further reductions could be achieved by specifying:
The project was completed early in 2014.