Environmental Sustainability

As an owner, developer and manager of buildings, we recognise the impact we have on our environment, and both contribution and exposure to climate change. We have committed to net zero carbon emissions by 2030, as well as other targets detailed below. Our long-term approach is central to our vision of a zero-carbon, sustainable Chelsea.

Carbon emissions

TARGET: net zero carbon emissions by 2030.
Click here to see our Net Zero Pathway

Water use

TARGET: reduce absolute mains water consumption
by 50% by 2030

Waste reduction

TARGETS: zero non-hazardous waste to landfill and recycle over 90% of waste by 2030

Air quality

TARGETS: at least 40% customers join off-site consolidation scheme, 80% suppliers delivering by zero-emission transport, and all service bays and residential parking to have EV charging provision by 2030

Green infrastructure

TARGET: improve the quality and quantity of green infrastructure across the Estate, including a 25% increase in the Urban Greening Factor

Case study: 126 PAVILION ROAD

Retrofitting historic buildings to be more environmentally sustainable is significantly more challenging than designing in sustainability from scratch. To explore what could be done, Cadogan trialled the EnerPHit standard on a refurbishment of a mews house, while retaining its charm, heritage character and luxury.

Sitting within the Hans Town conservation area, 126 Pavilion Road is a nineteenth century stable house, which makes it one of the oldest houses in the UK to now meet Passivhaus standards – and one of the few period Passivhaus buildings. The refurbishment was so successful that it is one of only 1 percent of domestic refurbishments to be certified as BREAAM  ‘Outstanding’.

The refurbishment focused on efficient fittings, innovative material procurement and enhanced thermal insulation and airtightness. The end result was a property that the residents love, with improved thermal comfort, enhanced site ecology and biodiversity, as well as a reduction in energy consumption of up to 85%.

The building has set a new precedent in environmental performance, meeting the demand for a more energy efficiency property in a desirable location. The lessons from the project are being applied to all future residential refurbishments and developments.


As part of its commitment to lowering emissions and boost support for local businesses at a challenging time, 2020 saw the launch of Cadogan’s zero-emission e-cargo bike service.

The e-cargo bike was first trialled in spring 2020 on Pavilion Road, which acts as a ‘village heart’ for local residents and visitors, home to independent, artisan traders including a butcher, baker, wine merchant, greengrocer, cheesemonger and fishmonger. During national lockdowns, it became a local community hub and lifeline for residents and businesses alike. A complimentary e-cargo bike service was launched by Cadogan, offering free delivery to those within a three mile radius. During this first trial, it travelled 320 miles and saved 60kg CO2 compared to alternative car travel. it also had a great benefit on air quality, saving 115.2g of NOx, 5.8g of PM2.5 and 10.6g of PM10.