COP26 Live Stream: Zero Embodied Carbon
In the run-up to COP26 in Glasgow, the BCO held a series of events exploring future best practice for office buildings. This hybrid event, held in Birmingham with virtual attendance from around the UK, explored the future of offices from an Embodied Carbon perspective. Embodied carbon now constitutes a large proportion of the overall carbon footprint of any new office building, and has become more significant as operational carbon levels have reduced.
The key-note introduction to the topic was by Simon Sturgis of Targeting Zero. The panel discussion included a case study of 3 Chamberlain Square, where MEPC (ex Argent) are delivering a low-carbon office building, with presentations from the architect (FCBS) and engineers (Cundall).
Robert van Zyl, Partner, Cundall (Chair)
Rob Groves, Regional Development Director, MEPC
Tim Stidwill, Structural Engineering Partner, Cundall
Simon Sturgis, Founder, Targeting zero
Alina White, Associate, FCBS