Merit

Zero Carbon Emissions

Given the significant challenges posed by climate change, Merit has adopted a zero carbon emissions approach to designing and building its facilities.

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Through intelligent use of new technologies, renewables, heat pumps and heat recovery systems, it is entirely possible and economically viable to produce zero carbon emissions high-tech industrial facilities in 2020.

This approach, in parallel with our offsite manufacturing approach, eliminates the use of fossil fuels from our buildings but also minimises the carbon footprint associated with travel and material logistics resultant from undertaking construction in a manufacturing centre rather than on site.

Our offsite manufactured products have been assessed by an independent BREEAM advisor and achieve BREEAM Excellent as a minimum.

Method
Method

Our offsite technologies are manufactured in a local factory by local employees reducing carbon footprint associated with larger construction teams on site.

Embodied carbon targets are considered early on in the feasibility, planning and design stages and delivered through POD and PAM Standardised designs.

Energy
Energy

Minimised pipework lengths and bends reduce the system resistance, allowing for smaller pumps and consequently reduced energy consumption.

Embedding low carbon heat sources in our technologies eliminating the use of gas boilers earlier than government targets.

We are developing our own sustainability matrix aligned to BREEAM requirements.

Cost
Cost

Fewer vehicle movements on site results in less disruption to Client operational activities and reduction in fuel and costs associated with plant hire and vehicle hire.

Through intelligent use of new technologies, renewables, heat pumps and heat recovery systems, Merit's approach can build facilities which produce zero carbon emissions at no extra cost.

Waste
Waste

Significant reduction in waste on site and recycling of materials.

Working with our supply chain on the continuous development of our offsite technologies to reduce waste across the supply chain and our projects

Speed
Speed

Delivering projects in less than halt the time compared to traditional construction.

Bringing facilities online quicker to deliver client products quicker.

Building faster improves productivity — for both Merit and the client.