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Case Studies

The LETI Embodied Carbon Case Studies are a selection of projects in the UK chosen to showcase good practice regarding consideration of embodied carbon and whole life carbon principles in a clear, and consistent format. The aim of their development has been to create a format, with a clear and understandable scope, to provide a useful means of sharing lessons learned to reduce embodied carbon while striking a balance of reporting robust metrics to back up the ‘carbon story’ behind the analysis and project procurement.

The template on which they are based has been aligned where possible to the RICS PS Whole life carbon assessment for the built environment reporting format, and the emerging GLA Whole Life Carbon Reporting template, the UKGBC Net Zero Carbon Construction Reporting Template, with input from LETI Embodied Carbon Working Groups.

Embodied Carbon Case Studies

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LETI are looking for new applications for our for potential new embodied carbon case studies.  If you have a project in mind to register a please fill out our online survey. 

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This first set of case studies are a ‘snapshot’ in time of projects and data gathered in 2020/21 and are not limited to projects achieving a specific embodied carbon rating as they pre-dated their development. Being a ‘LETI Embodied Carbon case study’ is not part of a verification or certification process.

The LETI embodied case study group’s ambition is to continue to call out for further case studies for publication over time, evolving and linking the information gathered to other emerging industry declaration databases, for example the BECD, in order to bring more transparency to embodied carbon reporting and practice.

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Canal Reach
A 400,000sq ft commercial office, initially designed as two adjacent buildings capable of either being let as a single building, two buildings, or with 8 tenancies per floor.
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Harris Academy
The first Passivhaus secondary school in the UK. This highly efficient school inspires students with exceptional facilities, flexible teaching spaces and a mature palette of materials.
The Standard
Housed in the former Camden Town Hall Annexe, a 1974 Brutalist structure overlooking King’s Cross, the 266- room hotel explores the benefits of retaining the existing structure.
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Kings Road
Demolition of existing office and retail building. Proposed building is a mixed used development of retail units on the ground floor and offices on the upper floors.
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Stephen Taylor Court
New community for King’s College Cambridge, for Fellows and graduates, delivering 60 rooms and 24 one and two bed apartments within a high quality landscape.
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Kings Cross Sports Hall
Community sports hall in the King’s Cross development, with a temporary meanwhile use as a further education venue. Mass timber construction with zinc façade and few internal finishes.
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Stratford Pavillion
The Pavilion is a new landmark building in Endeavour Square, Stratford. The Pavilion is conceived as a folded public space, a ‘vertical piazza’.
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