There is an urgent need to optimise redevelopment to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of the construction process without compromising the requirement for delivering a safe and suitable use of the site.
LEAP has worked on two joint research projects with the University of Surrey to develop a series of Carbon Reduction Design Tools (CReDiT) for use within its site investigation reports. CReDiT has been developed to recognise the critical part soil management presents in reducing CO2 from construction projects, not only in the reduction of contaminated soil movement to landfill, but in value engineering design, and minimising use of high carbon materials, both in manufacture and transport.
Our carbon reduction tools have been developed to allow us to calculate embodied CO2 associated with Foundations, Earthworks and Remediation stages of the development process. These tools provide information on the embodied carbon cost of our report recommendations and encourage the conversation about CO2 at an early stage in the design process.
LEAP feel so strongly about our role in reducing CO2 in construction that headline information from the CReDiT tools will be provided in ALL Phase II site investigation reports without additional cost to the client.
If a more specific carbon calculation and reduction plan is required we can then provide more detailed consultation services. There the full range of LEAP’s sustainability capabilities can be deployed to the benefit of the client and the environment.