PLP has committed to deliver all speculative builds to the UK Green Building Council’s (UKGBC) Carbon Net Zero standard.
To achieve Carbon Net Zero standard, PLP and its consultants assess carbon emissions from construction through Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of materials and products and reduces these emissions through the inclusion of materials with a lower carbon footprint. PLP mitigates remaining construction carbon emissions to net zero by funding high quality carbon offset projects, enabling us to achieve CarbonNeutral® development certification through The CarbonNeutral Protocol.
Our speculative builds are also designed to promote energy efficient and low carbon operation, with inclusion of solar photovoltaics, air source heat pumps and 100% LED lighting contributing to Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) ratings of A(15) or better.
Further design enhancements including roof strengthening and extended underground ducting enable our occupiers to install additional solar photovoltaics and battery storage facilities in the future, to further enhance operational building performance.
Providing Carbon Net Zero developments enables occupiers to transition to and maintain Carbon Net Zero operations without expensive alterations to their facility.
Site specific installation to PLP Bessemer Park Phase 1 entrance by award winning Sheffield based artist Michael Johnson
In support of the Sheffield Children’s hospital, PLP is sponsoring a bear for the ‘Bears of Sheffield’ summer sculpture trail. The purpose of the bears is to raise money for a new Cancer & Leukaemia Ward at Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
There are 60 bear sculptures individually designed by local artists and 100 little bears, decorated by school children, which are to go on display throughout Sheffield in summer, 2021. After the trail, the large bears will be auctioned off with all proceeds donated to Sheffield Children’s hospital.