The Carbon Impact Initiative is the first pilot project launched by EllisDon under the Low Carbon Agenda. Results from this initiative will set the stage for future efforts to lead markets towards a low-carbon economy.
Buildings can be designed to meet aggressive performance targets and managed to operate as intended but we will only truly understand the carbon impact of a building once the construction process is added to the equation.
Urban buildings can no longer be built to operate as independent, self- sufficient structures. New interactive technologies across communications, transportation and energy are demanding buildings interface with their surroundings. These “net-zero energy” buildings are rapidly gaining in popularity but the challenge is designing and constructing an envelope that can meet the stringent demands and do so while minimizing cost. EllisDon is well positioned to explore solutions and respond to the growing demand for net-zero energy development.
As buildings continue to evolve to meet a demanding, sophisticated market, it will become imperative that building teams communicate and collaborate at the very beginning stages of project development. Pilot projects will be identified through the Low Carbon Agenda that will allow EllisDon to explore early stage collaboration across systems and technologies to achieve net-zero.
The aggressive social and environmental targets recommended by international agencies in response to climate change cannot be achieved without the leadership of large national and multi-national corporations.