dcarbon8 Selected to Measure Masdar's Carbon Footprint

The Masdar City development in Abu Dhabi, a planned zero-carbon, zero-waste, car-free community, selected dcarbon8 to carry out carbon management and measurement.

To provide the most accurate measurement of the city's carbon footprint, dcarbon8 is measuring the operational carbon of the Masdar organization and all the relevant carbon emitted by third-party consultants and contractors associated with its design and construction. This involves defining the third-party business carbon footprint boundaries for the specific activities of all organizations (for example, architects, master planners, consultants, contractors) directly contracted for the development.

In addition, dcarbon8 was specifically engaged in the project for its expertise to provide a strategy for measuring the embodied carbon of the development. dcarbon8 will create a bespoke embodied carbon database of all the materials used to construct the city. This includes evaluating the robustness of data sources and defining the operational data required from all material suppliers at the tender stage.

Andrew Marris, co-founder and chief executive officer of dcarbon8, said: "We are very excited about the opportunity to work on such an exciting and ground-breaking development. Masdar will become a benchmark for other cities to follow and a legacy for future generations."

The Masdar Initiative is Abu Dhabi's multi-faceted, multibillion-dollar investment in the development and commercialization of innovative technologies in renewable, alternative and sustainable energies as well as sustainable design. Masdar is driven by the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (ADFEC), a wholly owned company of the government of Abu Dhabi through the Mubadala Development Co. In Jan. 2008, Abu Dhabi announced it will invest $15 billion in Masdar, the largest single government investment of its kind.

dcarbon8 is a London-based consultancy specializing in carbon footprint measurement and reduction and in corporate sustainability.

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