Estates and facilities: building a better future

Mazhar, M. ORCID: 0000-0003-2749-6408, Molthan-Hill, P. ORCID: 0000-0002-4425-1800 and Winfield, F., 2023. Estates and facilities: building a better future. In: The handbook of carbon management: a step-by-step guide to high-impact climate solutions for every manager in every function. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 151-184. ISBN 9781032227610

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Buildings and infrastructure constitute a significant part of an organisation’s total carbon footprint through using energy for heating, powering, lighting and cooling purposes. Demolitions, new builds and refurbishments all cause high emissions, especially where cement and steel are deployed. Increasing energy efficiency of buildings and industry reduces the need for fuel, leading to a reduction in costs and the transition to renewables will be another important lever to reduce related emissions.

This chapter will offer guidance to estates and facilities managers, as well as other employees, on how to manage and reduce GHG emissions in buildings’ operations and in construction, to achieve a sustainable built environment. High-impact solutions are provided along with quick wins as well as a good practice case study from a business organisation. It also covers biodiversity, defines carbon sinks and includes strategies on how to attempt to capture greenhouse gas emissions from your organisational property and grounds.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Creators: Mazhar, M., Molthan-Hill, P. and Winfield, F.
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: Abingdon
Date: 2023
ISBN: 9781032227610
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 27 Jul 2023 09:53
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2023 15:58

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