Decarbonising your estate
All the challenges to achieving a net zero carbon future are present in a mixed asset estate. Buildings of all ages – many of them historic - and many functions, from accommodating large gatherings, to serving a specific scientific purpose, to providing multiple residences, mean planning and making decisions to enable carbon reduction complex and convoluted. New build must be balanced with refurbishment, energy provision and consumption must be rationalised, long term needs must be planned for in a changing landscape.
What can owners and operators of estates like health trusts, universities and local authorities learn?