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June 26 2009

Low carbon thrust from Carbon Trust
The Carbon Trust have published fresh research that serves to outline the benefits to companies and organisations of specifying a low carbon building.

Three such recently built buildings: Great Glen House, Inverness; Solais House, Bellshill & Carrochan, Balloch, were chosen for the investigation due to their geographic spread.

Amongst considerations explored were the impact on occupier and company experience, this was carried out via a series of interviews to explore whether key indices had increased in consequence in correlation with the move.

Findings identified eight key business benefits: Reduced operating costs; increased asset value; greater availability of air and daylight; open plan offices; raised profile; increased awareness of green issues; improved image and easier recruitment.

It is hoped that this knowledge will help to dispel misconceptions within the industry and encourage an increasing acceptance of low carbon design and technologies.

A copy of the research documents are available to download at www.carbontrust.co.uk/buildings.

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