“We track and benchmark sustainability performance and communicate carbon data and life cycle costs clearly and effectively.”
DGA life was born from a desire to innovate, bring DGA to the forefront of the construction industry and build a safe future for the next generation.
At DGA, we recognise that the construction industry must play its part in order to help meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. DGA life adds the necessary data to your design to help improve the sustainability of your project.
By quantifying the impacts of your design, you can make informed, scientific choices taking the necessary steps towards net carbon zero, low impact building. Choice of construction materials, energy performance, water use, and many other factors affect the impact of your project.
Life Cycle Analysis
Looking past the simple construction and site impacts, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), measures the whole-life impacts of a building. LCA assesses the environmental consequences of building from the extraction of raw materials, the manufacture of building products, the construction process, the maintenance and operation of the building, to its final end of life demolition.
Life Cycle Assessment adds environmental impact data to the design space. We help you get to the heart of sustainability by revealing the parts of your building project that can make the biggest difference to the planet – now and in the future. We don’t ‘greenwash’ your project – we help you know the facts so you can make informed choices about your build.
A building’s embodied carbon, or carbon footprint, is the total amount of CO2 emitted through the life-cycle of the building. This includes carbon emitted to the atmosphere from manufacture of materials and construction (capital carbon), and emissions from energy use (operational carbon).
Embodied carbon can be calculated using life-cycle analysis data and can help optimise your design to be as low carbon as possible.
Life Cycle Costing
Capital costs, payback periods and return on investment – for a long time this has been the bottom line in construction costing and quantity surveying. However, by developing our understanding of the true costs of modern buildings beyond the completion of the project, we can make savings that are beneficial for builders, developers, investors, residents and the planet.
Life cycle costing extends beyond the simple Return-on-investment (ROI)-based calculations, taking into account the full life span of a building including its construction, maintenance, operation and end of life costs.
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DGA provide a professional and comprehensive nationwide Quantity Surveying service.
As a member of the RICS, we are specialist construction cost consultants, we offer advice, guidance and support on a wide range of projects from small extensions to much larger commercial and residential projects. We can also help you with Contract Administrators, Employer’s Agents and Project Managers.
With many years of combined experience, our team can guide a construction project from start to completion with high levels of care and attention to detail.