Low carbon build standard

To support our carbon neutral by 2025 ambition, the council has adopted the Manchester City Council low carbon build standard to mitigate the carbon impact of Cheshire East construction projects on the environment.

The low carbon build standard provides a consistent approach which all projects delivered by/for Cheshire East Council should aim to follow. A carbon assessment tool has been developed to assist the council’s design team in assessing project compliance with the low carbon build standard.

In addition to the low carbon build standard, all building projects in excess of £10 million must also aim to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating.

Page last reviewed: 10 January 2023