Gripple demonstrates commitment to sustainable construction
Contractors and specifiers seeking building services products with low embodied carbon can now make a more informed choice, after we produced documentation for our products to support The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE)’s TM65 carbon calculation methodology.
After the Climate Change Conference COP 26, the Construction Leadership Council invited the industry to develop the Performance Framework, which sets out how the sector will commit to and measure its progress towards net zero.
As part of this, we performed basic and mid-level CIBSE TM65 calculations for our building services products, using a set of industry approved assumptions for various stages of the Life Cycle Analysis. The results have been featured in the latest publication of the CLC Performance Framework for its progress toward Priority 7, ‘defining and implementing carbon measurement’.
No longer is it difficult to assess the embodied carbon of building services equipment, where no environmental product declaration is available. Now, contractors and specifiers can compare and consider the carbon impact of building services materials ahead of project delivery.
Our building services products, such as Fast Trak, have been engineered to provide a low-carbon alternative to traditional materials, offering a material weight saving of up to 97% when switching from threaded rod and channel to wire rope or track-based suspension systems.
As a CLC Business Champion, we're committed to training and upskilling the industry in the use of TM65 methodology. Gripple TM65’s are available from http://ow.ly/tTUK50M5jkh, and our specification team is on hand via UKspecificationteam@gripple.com if you need more information.
To view the latest edition of the CLC Performance Framework, please click here: http://ow.ly/anCi50M5jv8
Why use Gripple?
- Significant time and cost savings on your project
- Complete, off-site solutions which minimise health and safety concerns
- Innovative, patented solutions designed by an in-house team of engineers
- Considerable reductions in packaging, vehicle movements & embodied CO2
- A range of support services at every stage of your project, provided by a dedicated technical team
- Aesthetically pleasing solutions; lightweight and virtually invisible