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Reducing the carbon footprint of sports and leisure centres

featured in sb magazine 5/2022
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Embedding carbon reduction into the design process

published in sb magazine 5/2022

Michael Hall, FaulknerBrowns, Partner
Irina Korneychuk, FaulknerBrowns, Senior Associate

Sport and leisure centres are a challenging typology from a carbon point of view. The typically high operational costs of pool buildings are well known, and the recent energy crisis will mean many leisure operators are facing difficult decisions. The authors analyse the data of around 100 sports and leisure buildings over a 6-decade period and develop a set of values for embedding carbon reduction into the design process.

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