We are at a pivotal moment in the race against Climate Change. Now that global commitments have been made at the recent COP26 conference in Glasgow, the spotlight on taking action to tackle climate change has never been brighter.
With the built environment contributing around 40% of the UK’s total carbon footprint, greater emphasis has been put on architects and designers to make more sustainable choices through material selection with many taking a closer look at the lifecycle of a material.
We recognise that selecting a sustainable material is an important factor but further to this, being transparent on how we measure our material’s environmental impact in order to achieve carbon neutrality is critical.
Partnering with EcoAct, our climate consultants, we have completed a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) of BioCarbon Laminates.
An LCA enables informed choices to be made about the materials used in construction with the aim of reducing the impact on the environment and moving towards a low carbon economy. An EPD, informed by an LCA, standardises the way that environmental data is quantified providing simple, accessible information that supports decision-making and helps us to work towards our sustainability goals.
By calculating the carbon emissions of BioCarbon Laminates whilst in our care we are able to take the responsibility of handling the carbon through our carbon management programme. As part of our programme, we have invested in carbon credits that are used to support projects across the world. From Wind Farms in India to the Kumasi Stoves off setting project in Ghana, where added benefits include employment and wealth management for developing countries. By offsetting our emissions whilst the material is in our care, we can ensure that carbon neutrality of the material is achieved cradle-to-gate.
If you would like to take action against climate change and are ready to continue the carbon neutral journey on receipt of your BioCarbon Laminates material, we would love to hear from you.
We’re passionate about sustainability and want to break through the stigma of it being a daunting topic. Instead, our approach is encouraging others. We’re all on the same journey taking actions to make a difference which is why we want to work with others, sharing our understanding of how we achieve carbon neutrality cradle-to-gate and how we can help you to continue the carbon neutral journey of BioCarbon Laminates gate-to-grave.
Contact our team today to discuss continuing the carbon neutrality of your BioCarbon Laminates order, call +44 (0) 1422 310 319.