Low Carbon Workplace

Our Approach

  • Long term relationships with core clients to build a deep understanding of objectives and needs
  • Close involvement with new projects from inception to advise and shape deliverable transactions
  • Experience and technical capability to deliver outcomes

We employed these capabilities when we advised Carbon Trust on the formation of Low Carbon Workplace management company and associated fund.


Energy Transition & Climate Change The Built Environment
Carbon Trust
Low Carbon Workplace

Public or Private: Private

Client Position: Seller

  • Company Profile
  • Transaction Background
  • What We Did
  • Outcome

Low Carbon Workplace contributes low carbon design advice for refurbishments, coordinates the Low Carbon Workplace Standard and provides ongoing low-carbon assistance to occupiers under the Low Carbon Workplace Charter.

  • Carbon Trust had identified potential partners to support its development and fund objectives for the Low Carbon Workplace project
  • The objective was to create a meaningful capital participation for Carbon Trust in the Low Carbon Workplace project in return for Carbon Trust know how and brand enhancement
  • Working with the Carbon Trust team, Opus developed the economic framework and returns analysis to propose to potential third party funders / partners
  • Opus supported Carbon Trust in the negotiation of the detailed terms and structure with preferred partners (Columbia Threadneedle and Stanhope
  • Launched in 2010, Low Carbon Workplace was in the vanguard of energy efficient development and regeneration
  • The underlying fund has performed strongly vindicating the expectation of increased yields form certificated low energy buildings