Net-zero offices in Liverpool and Manchester are UK first

Office buildings throughout Greater Manchester and Liverpool are included in a new portfolio of verified net-zero carbon properties.

Their status has been confirmed in line with the national Green Building Council’s (UKGBC) net-zero standard, representing a first for the United Kingdom.

The portfolio, featuring 11 office properties, is managed by Peel L&P. It includes The Alex, The Vic, Quay West, The Venus, Quay West, and Princes Dock at Liverpool Waters. Peel L&P is based in Manchester with its head office in the Trafford Centre, itself a net-zero carbon certified site.

The company has attained net-zero carbon standards through building properties to BREEAM standards from the offset, investing in energy efficiency and balancing emissions remaining with a scheme for planting new trees based in the north west of England.

Building sustainable constructions is an ever increasing necessity for architects in Chester, Manchester, Liverpool and other cities when drawing up designs. Not only is it vital for the future of architecture, but it’s also essential in order to comply with current governmental goals and legislation.

Mayor for Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham commented:

“If we are to deliver on our carbon neutral commitment for 2038, published in our five-year environment plan, we need to urgently make deep cuts in emissions from our building stock.”

Director for sustainability at Peel L&P, Jo Holden, stated the firm will be vigilant. Each of the properties that have been newly verified will be reassessed annually in a bid to maintain and expand the quantity of net-zero properties in its portfolio.

Posted by Mark
January 13, 2020

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