How and why to reduce your building’s carbon footprint

Prove your energy efficiency and improve your operational performance by committing to net zero emissions.

Whole-carbon lifecycle policies are making the news lately as corporations, councils and conscious construction companies are updating their requirements on their rules around carbon emissions.

At Glass Aftercare, we know the construction industry is a big contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and we all have a part to play to reduce our carbon footprint. With our data-driven technologies and a commitment to net zero, there’s plenty we can do – together – to reduce carbon emissions and costs, and improve your building’s energy efficiency. But where’s the best place to start?

Why is net zero so important in our industry right now?

Industry updates are vital ways we stay one step ahead of the legislation you need to know as a building manager or owner. One of the latest developments comes from the City of London Corporation. It has announced it is introducing new planning guidance to determine the environmental impact of proposed developments.

This requirement – known as the Whole Life-Cycle Carbon Optioneering Planning Advice Note – states developers and design teams MUST give information about the expected carbon impact of their proposals at pre-application stage, providing a range of different statistics for different building designs.

If your proposed development is in the City of London, you need to take action straight away. If not, you should be aware of the changes, and that it’s likely other regions will implement the same rules in the near future, too.

What is Glass Aftercare doing to improve energy efficiency?

To compare and change your carbon impact, you need to measure your building’s emissions with precision. At Glass Aftercare, we combine our years’ experience with the latest data-driven technologies, using tools and techniques to verify, monitor and record these emissions accurately.

This includes the use of radiometric thermal camera systems, designed to investigate heat loss from your building’s façade, including glass doors and windows and any glazing.

How do we use the data we gather?

Our process is thorough, so our data is detailed – giving you a clear perspective of your building’s carbon footprint. It shows how you’re meeting the latest emissions standards and pinpoints where, and how, you can reduce carbon emissions.

Using this information, we can provide an objective, transparent assessment of what you can do to lessen your building’s environmental impact. We’ll offer a bespoke quote for glass façade and glazing replacement, covering everything from maintenance to repair and replacement – and based only on what our data reveals your property needs.

As well as reducing greenhouse gasses, there’s a money saving benefit. A more suitable building is cheaper, as improving your energy efficiency reduces your building’s running costs – whether it’s from a glazing leak or a poor performing façade.

At Glass Aftercare, we’ve pledged to work towards net zero emissions. Not only does this futureproof your facades, it shows we practice what we preach. Long-term building care is vital for a safe, secure and high-performing property. So, setting sustainability goals today positively impacts your building’s performance in the future, hugely reduces CO2 emissions to meet government targets, and protects our environment.

There’s never been a more important time to look after your building with carefully carried out and well-considered maintenance for your commercial glass and glazing. To improve your building’s energy efficiency, get in touch with our team.

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