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