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The Low
Carbon Agenda

A strategic direction for the development of future buildings and communities

As the first market-transforming program under our Low Carbon Agenda, EllisDon is proud to present:

The Carbon Impact Initiative

EllisDon Corporation has established the Carbon Impact Initiative program as a means to engage market leaders across sectors in response to the new priorities society and the environment are placing on our buildings and infrastructure.

We must also be prepared for the rapid pace at which emerging technologies are transforming our markets and we must do so in a resource responsible way to ensure global populations have access to the tools they need to drive a growing economy.

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Target Deliverables

01Carbon Impact Initiative

The Carbon Impact Initiative is the first pilot project launched by EllisDon under the Low Carbon Agenda. Results from this initiative will set the stage for future efforts to lead markets towards a low-carbon economy.

02Carbon Accounting

Buildings can be designed to meet aggressive performance targets and managed to operate as intended but we will only truly understand the carbon impact of a building once the construction process is added to the equation.

03Net-Zero Energy

Urban buildings can no longer be built to operate as independent, self- sufficient structures. New interactive technologies across communications, transportation and energy are demanding buildings interface with their surroundings. These “net-zero energy” buildings are rapidly gaining in popularity but the challenge is designing and constructing an envelope that can meet the stringent demands and do so while minimizing cost. EllisDon is well positioned to explore solutions and respond to the growing demand for net-zero energy development.

04Integrated Planning and Development

As buildings continue to evolve to meet a demanding, sophisticated market, it will become imperative that building teams communicate and collaborate at the very beginning stages of project development. Pilot projects will be identified through the Low Carbon Agenda that will allow EllisDon to explore early stage collaboration across systems and technologies to achieve net-zero.

05 Return on Investment

The aggressive social and environmental targets recommended by international agencies in response to climate change cannot be achieved without the leadership of large national and multi-national corporations.

"A ‘global’ strategy for EllisDon refers to our changing role in the world, and our growing determination to lead change rather than merely anticipate it."

Geoff Smith

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