Comprehensive refurbishment of an existing office building constructed in 1995, comprising basement, ground and 10 upper floors with 2 internal atria.
Sturgis Carbon Profiling was commissioned by Tishman Speyer to produce full Carbon and Lifecycle analysis of all key building stages, including:
The whole-life carbon comparison demonstrates why the refurbishment will be more effective than maintaining the existing building and what the carbon benefits are.
By retaining the core of the building, rather than demolishing it, an estimated 11,600 tonnes of carbon were saved.
The carbon analysis outcome demonstrates that the saving potentials equate to 15% reductions by considering Whole Life Carbon (WLC), whereas Embodied Carbon (EC) abatement amounts to 27%.
The equivalent carbon abatement outlined could reduce the whole life carbon footprint by 11,170 TCO2e and could be achieved by installing a photovoltaic system that would cost about £3,100,000.