Two Peel L&P schemes hit net zero targets

26th January 2023 | Jack Oliver

Peel L&P has announced that two of its retail destinations have met net-zero carbon emission targets set out by the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC).

Salford’s Quayside MediaCity and Gloucester Quays have been added to Peel L&P’s existing portfolio of sites which meet the UKBGC’s targets. The new newly verified properties are the first of Peel L&P’s commercial sites to achieve this feat.

Peel L&P says its array of net zero buildings have saved over 1,750 tonnes of emissions in the last financial year.

The UKGBC’s net zero carbon framework takes into account operational carbon emissions and action taken to reduce these, and renewable energy use.

Peel L&P’s effort to reduce emissions is part of its five-year sustainability plan which supports UN goals to create a sustainable planet by 2030. In 2022, Peel L&P unveiled its Climate Positive Plan, a commitment to take more greenhouse gasses out of the air than it produces.

Yetunde Abdul, head of climate action at UKGBC said: “The challenge of decarbonising the UK’s built environment is a complex one, but Peel L&P’s long-term commitment to aligning their built assets to UKGBC’s net zero carbon buildings framework demonstrates their ambition to take this challenge head-on. Given that buildings are directly responsible for around a quarter of the UK’s carbon footprint, businesses across the sector must work together to fundamentally change the way we construct, operate and de-construct our buildings, and ultimately drive a more sustainable built environment.”


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