HOW TO BUILD NET ZERO: LAUNCH OF THE LETI CLIMATE EMERGENCY GUIDE

On Monday, 27 January 2020, the London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI) published the Climate Emergency Design Guide which provides advice on how new buildings in London can meet the UK’s climate change mitigation targets. Over 12 months, the guide has been written collectively by a team of over 100 volunteers from across the built environment industry, offering consensus on how buildings can achieve net zero carbon.

Members of the sustainability group at Allies and Morrison have made key contributions to the report. Among them, our Sabrina Friedl co-authored the guide’s primer for Chapter 2 on ‘Embodied Carbon’, providing guidance for clients, designers and policy-makers to better understand how embodied carbon can be reduced in the design and construction of buildings. James Woodall, our sustainability manager was one of the editors for the guide, in addition to the workstream lead for operational energy.

‘Clients and local authorities have set a high bar with declarations of climate emergency and carbon neutrality. Our built environment must respond. The Climate Emergency Design Guide provides the perfect primer for different stakeholders to facilitate meaningful change and help navigate the route to zero carbon’, says partner Simon Fraser, ‘LETI represent what is possible when committed volunteers unite to enable and enhance change – and there is no greater cause than the climate crisis that threatens our future.’

Download your free copy of the guide here.