Webinar:The upfront carbon impact of Cat B

Event Details

Date: 18 July 2024
Location: Online
Time: 12:30 – 13:30

This webinar will discuss research delivered earlier in 2024 which sought to establish the current industry performance level for up front carbon in Cat B office fit out. The industry performance level of 190 kg CO2e/m2 GIA which was provided by that research has fed into both the Net Zero Carbon Building Standard and the BCO Guide for Offices. Zoë Glander from Overbury & Morgan Lovell will describe the process of carrying out that research alongside a consortium of fit out industry experts. Alongside the Cat B performance level, Grigoriou Interiors will present research on quantifying the up front carbon impact of joinery items; as an element of fit out which is traditionally challenging to account for. Both speakers will discuss what we can learn from the research and how the fit out industry can continue to improve data and reduce its impact.

Learning points:

  • What data current exists regarding up front carbon impact in office fit out projects
  • Why performance levels, limits and benchmarks are so difficult to define in office fit out projects
  • How the fit out industry can use the current data to reduce its impact
  • Understand the elements of a fit out that are challenging to account for the carbon impact of and, using joinery as an example, how we can improve data and make the best possible choices