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      Creating a strategy to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2030 across a portfolio of historic college buildings.

      170 Buildings


      Jesus College assessed its carbon emissions across its portfolio of historic, listed buildings to implement a strategy to minimise carbon emissions and energy consumption. Setting a new standard for sustainability across buildings of its type, the college has publicly stated its ambition to achieving net-zero carbon by 2030.

      Instructed as building surveyor and project manager, we carried out detailed analysis to produce a comprehensive portfolio strategy report to illustrate how the client could achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2030 across an eight-year period. 

      Through conducting in-depth technical analysis and understanding the college’s baseline emissions and energy usage, we were able to explore possibilities to reach a feasible solution. A solution was realised through the strategy, seeing the buildings thermally upgraded and the use of electric heat production measures to minimise carbon emissions.  

      We provided a deep level of expertise into renewables as well as an unparalleled understanding of historic buildings; ensuring a highly sensitive approach was taken to achieve a viable and appropriate solution. 

      Collectively, the client and teams worked enthusiastically with a shared willingness to see historic colleges commit to a more sustainable future. 


      The proposed interventions outlined in the detailed project plan, could allow the College to reduce its carbon emissions by up to 70 per cent, contributing significantly towards its ambitions to reach net zero by 2030. 

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