LEAP are committed to taking a leadership role in the transition to a net zero carbon economy. We will do this by supporting the construction industry in meeting the UK 2050 net zero carbon target.
Recognising early engagement and detailed ground investigation can support reuse of material on site. This will ensure clients avoid over specification in construction.
LEAP provides cost effective, CO2 efficient solutions to the design of new developments. We help clients minimise unnecessary disposal of materials, maximise reuse of materials, minimise use of virgin soils and minimise building materials used for building foundations. Saving carbon through the design process.
It is estimated that the construction sector contributes up to 11% of global CO2 emissions. In the UK, the built environment contributes almost 40% of total carbon emissions. The carbon impact of the construction stage of a building is significant, in some cases accounting for half of a new building’s whole life total. Much of the carbon associated with building comes from the materials used for a building’s foundations.
The construction sector is the largest user of raw materials in the UK. It produces the biggest waste stream in terms of tonnes of waste generated. The Defra (2018) Resources and Waste Strategy states that the construction sector was responsible for the disposal to landfill of over 26 million tonnes of excavation arising. As well as of 5 million tonnes of construction and demolition waste.
Check out our sustainability policies and the services we provide to enable sustainable development, reduce embodied carbon emissions and reduce development costs.
Leap feel so strongly about their role in change that headline information from the CReDiT tools will be provided in ALL site investigation reports without additional cost to the client.
We will then seek to provide more detailed consultation where the full range of Leap’s sustainability capabilities can be deployed to the benefit of the client and the environment.