Sustainability

Cake Industries take a proactive and serious approach to sustainability issues, and acknowledges the ongoing climate emergency. We endeavour to reduce our material use by careful design and where possible the use of materials with lower embodied carbon content, and will work with our clients to understand alternative approaches that may satisfy their brief in a more sustainable way.

We are one of the first manufacturers to provide embodied carbon dioxide calculations as part of our drawing approval package, to allow clients and architects to make informed decisions about the embodied carbon content of their structures. Embodied carbon dioxide is a measure of the carbon dioxide emitted during the mining, processing and production of the raw materials. More details can be found here: https://www.ice.org.uk/knowledge-and-resources/briefing-sheet/embodied-energy-and-carbon

Cake Industries is a signatory to “Structural Engineering Declares a Climate Emergency” (www.structuralengineersdeclare.com), and provides free introductory CPD sessions on embodied carbon dioxide to interested practices.