Energy and Carbon

Reducing energy consumption and emissions by design, construction and operation, prioritising low-cost, low-maintenance, reliable solutions. We maximise, during design, the need to reduce energy and other natural resource uses initially. Then use innovative systems design, processes, controls, and materials to deliver an optimised solution for reliable long term service.

The most critical and central aspect of our design approach is our contribution to reducing or eliminating both embodied and operational carbon emissions from the lifecycle of the built environment.

Our work significantly mitigates the impact the property and construction industries have on climate change. We work within energy consumption and carbon budgets derived from the Paris Agreement and client aspirations to push these boundaries further wherever possible. And we believe in educating and sharing our findings with clients and the wider industry for the betterment of the built environment.

The climate emergency also has a direct and devastating effect on global biodiversity, water availability and socioeconomics. Our approach goes beyond direct emissions mitigation and extends to reversing the broader implications we face. Examples of this are delivering communities and buildings that have a net biodiversity gain, recycling wastewater and providing a meaningful social and economic positive impact.

Spotlight on our work in practice

YY London

YY London sets an example with a comprehensive energy and carbon reduction approach. Our work to retain the existing structure resulted in a 48% saving of embodied carbon emissions relative to a new build superstructure. Energy efficiency and monitoring measures resulted in an energy use intensity below the 2025 use intensity benchmark, halving current operational emissions and enabling further decarbonisation in the building’s lifecycle.



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Services by our Energy & Carbon team

  • Property portfolio decarbonisation
  • Net Zero carbon pathways
  • ESG policy, targets & updates
  • Energy strategies
  • Landlord-tenant energy & carbon collaboration management
  • Extended aftercare
  • Connected buildings
  • Pre-acquisition sustainability audits
  • Climate resilience strategies
  • Climate change risk assessments
  • Circularity strategies
  • NABERS UK Design for Performance
  • NABERS UK Energy
  • Whole lifecycle carbon assessment
  • Solar performance
  • Daylight analysis
  • Passive design analysis
  • Parametric optimisation
  • Feasibility studies for low & zero-carbon technologies
  • Operational building due diligence
Services by our Energy & Carbon team

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