The operations of a building causes carbon to be released into the atmosphere – primarily through the energy, water and waste it consumes as part of day-to-day operations.
These day-to-day emissions can be reduced by changing and optimising the way the building is operated.
Simple modifications can be made to how the building is run through operational enhancements or through a spectrum of interventions – from nil cost to a significant investment.
Comprehensive improvements can be achieved by conducting deep retrofits that involve higher levels of planning and investment.
Operational carbon is continuously emitted, therefore the sooner building improvements are implemented, the greater the carbon savings over the building lifecycle.