Around a gigaton of unnecessary CO2, around 2.5% of total human emissions, is released into the atmosphere each year as a result of poorly engineered or badly tuned buildings. This is not an insoluble problem: the solutions lie in more thoughtful design, and in looking beyond the like-for-like replacement of old technology. The benefits of this are not just environmental, but also commercial. An efficiently tuned building is usually 40-80% cheaper to run than the alternative, and this has knock-on effects in the form of increased valuations for the buildings themselves.
With this in mind, Dan formed the Carbon Advisory Service in 2007. The company refurbish- es existing buildings and designs efficient new builds, using new technology within an existing budget rather than simply renewing dated designs. It has included a diverse range of organisations among its clients including Shell, Six Senses, and the Republic of Maldives. CAS offers the full range of services needed to build and refurbish energy-efficient buildings, from assessments to design, modelling, implementation, and ongoing advice.