Supporting Action to tackle Climate Emergency
THE IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE is clear, present and dangerous.The capacity of industry and markets to respond however have been described by Mark Carney as the
The built environment sector holds the knowledge and some of the skills to address climate emergency, however its current lack of pace sadly mirrors Carney’s prophesy.
In recognising the urgency to change behaviours, the London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI) have launched their Climate Emergency Design Guide. This guide represents a clear ‘call to action’, outlining the approach, targets and benchmarks that new developments in the UK need to achieve to reach Net Zero in operation.
The Guide covers 5 key areas: operational energy, embodied carbon, the future of heat, demand response and data disclosure. More importantly it reaffirms the timeline that by 2025 the requirements must become standard design practice to meet our collective responsibility in the climate crisis.
At Akerlof, we care about how the built environment shapes society and have chosen to apply our skills in supporting our clients to create sustainable value that maximises positive economic, social and environmental impact.
Recognising our responsibilities and demonstrating leadership, we unite with those determined to implement positive change. We therefore pledge our support to LETI and encourage others to join the collaboration, in striving to realise a zero carbon future.
The LETI guides are available to download here