What is the value of carbon footprinting? Why should I carbon footprint our business, products, activities or constructions? Why should I do an embodied carbon assessment?
These are the questions we face almost daily. The reply is now:
“Reducing carbon reduces costs”
A bold claim indeed. It’s a claim that would normally be met with scepticism. However, this statement has been taken word for word from...
So how does it sound now?
“Reducing carbon reduces costs” – HM Treasury, Infrastructure Carbon review, 2013
The HM Treasury Infrastructure Carbon Review (2013), concluded this bold statement. However, such a bold statement shouldn’t be taken at face value. To really achieve carbon and cost savings, it needs to be done cleverly, it needs to be implemented correctly. They also conclude that “it is part and parcel of saving materials, reducing energy demand and delivering operational efficiencies”.
How is this possible? How can you save carbon and cost? This is the challenge and this is where it needs to be done well.
Check back here in a couple of weeks, for part 2 of this article, where we will reveal how carbon and cost savings can be achieved at the same time…
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