World Wildlife Fund – Living Planet Centre
- Client: WWF
- Project Manager: JEB & Doherty Baines
- Architect: Hopkins Architects
- Structural Engineer: Expedition Engineering
- M&E Engineer: Atelier Ten
- Contractor: Wilmott Dixon
- Location: Woking, UK
New Global headquarters building for the World Wildlife Fund for nature to house all UK Staff.
Sturgis Carbon Profiling undertook carbon emissions analysis from planning consent through to practical completion, including furniture procurement. This was a groundbreaking project in carbon assessment terms being the ‘first’ in a number of areas.
The scope was to analyse embodied CO2e emissions of all materials, during the design and construction process, and also the whole-life emissions over a 60 year period. This meant firstly working closely with the design team and client/project manager, secondly with the contractor team, and finally with the client as occupier.
Design out Carbon and build out more carbon! Post design, further carbon reductions were achieved during construction through the comprehensive carbon-tracking procedure.
The project was completed in July 2013. It has won awards in almost all categories including BREEAM Innovation point for assessment against future climate risk.
- The embodied Whole-life Carbon emissions were reduced by 42% over the duration of the project. This was achieved for no additional cost
- This cost free emissions reduction amounted to over 5,400 T CO2e
- Changes during construction were assessed on both carbon and cost grounds- another UK first
- Monitoring of carbon budget during construction, including deliveries, waste and energy use
- Extensive use of recycled aggregates and cement substitutes in concrete
- Over 80% of recycled content in aluminium cladding
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