Gov’t ‘must redouble efforts’ to combat carbon emissions

A sustainable replica of Buckingham Palace constructed out of the latest energy efficient materials would achieve a carbon reduction of 400 tonnes per year, it has been claimed.

It would set the taxpayer back around £320 million to rebuild Buckingham Palace according to the latest sustainable specifications, Faithful+Gould claims, but would allow the landmark to make significant eco-friendly savings.

Speaking to the 24-Dash, project manager at the Atkins subsidiary, Mathew Fenner indicated that the savings from improved insulation could be recouped in as little as two years as savings from heat loss of 90% could be achieved compared with an uninsulated building.

“This was considered a key priority with the current palace’s annual utility bill spend estimated at around £2.2 million.”

Recent figures published by the Guardian indicate that public buildings in the capital and elsewhere in the UK have some of the highest carbon emissions with particular challenges facing older, listed buildings.ADNFCR-2805-ID-19550837-ADNFCR

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