Building, Housing & Infrastructure and Planning

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Objective

Make the carbon footprints of new and existing buildings match the Net Zero Carbon ambition.

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Scope

The design, construction, extension and refurbishment of buildings, with an emphasis on replacement and retrofitting.

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Current Projects
  1. Help to develop the Council retrofitting strategy for both Council managed and privately owned buildings. 

  2. Support the Council in making all new buildings match the Net Zero Carbon ambition after factoring in the embodied carbon.

  3. Estimate the reductions in emissions that various actions involving the Council might achieve.

  4. Ensure that the planning guidelines are readily understood and applied to satisfy both heritage and environment objectives.

  5. Collaborate with the Council on running a citizens assembly addressing the housing crisis and the environmental emergency.