Church House, Westminster becomes the first Grade II listed site to use carbon-absorbing paint

Pooja Sharma
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Church House, Westminster, a historic and iconic location, is proud to announce a continuation of its innovative approach to combating climate change. In a ground-breaking initiative, Church House has become the first Grade II listed venue to use carbon-absorbing paint, reinforcing its commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship.

The decision to implement carbon-absorbing paint is testament to Church House’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and contributing to a greener future. By actively seeking out and implementing sustainable practices, Church House aims to inspire other historic buildings and locations to follow suit.

The use of carbon-absorbing paint is a game changer in the fight against climate change. The revolutionary paint has been specially developed to capture and neutralize harmful carbon dioxide emissions. By applying this paint to surfaces in Church House, the site is actively contributing to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Church House, with its rich history dating back to the early 20th century, understands the importance of preserving our planet for future generations. By choosing carbon-absorbing paint, Church House ensures that its environmental impact is minimized while maintaining architectural integrity.

Graphenstone carbon absorbent paint is the result of extensive research and development, combining the power of graphene with lime (calcium hydroxide), calcium carbonates and titanium dioxide, which together create a super strong and highly conductive carbon allotrope, which allows the carbon dioxide from the environment to be captured and retained in the paint without off-gassing.

Carbon-absorbing paint not only contributes to a greener future, but also improves air quality within the venue. As the paint absorbs carbon dioxide, it simultaneously releases oxygen, creating a healthier and more refreshing environment for all guests and visitors.

Church House is excited to be leading the way in sustainable practices within the events and hospitality sector. By using carbon-absorbing paint, the site shows that sustainability and historic preservation can go hand in hand. This groundbreaking effort sets a new standard for historic buildings and serves as inspiration for others in the industry to prioritize environmental responsibility.

Carbon savings

8.1 tons of CO2e saved by using Graphenstone Paints versus traditional brands

460 kg of CO2 absorbed from the interior of Church House.

That’s the equivalent of driving more than 48,000 km in a diesel caror travel from London to New York by plane, just over 8 times!

CEO of The Corporation of Church House, Stephanie Maurel, says:

“At Church House Westminster we are on a mission to work in the most sustainable way possible; and continually find new ways to help the environment through our working methods. By using Graphenstone paints that are naturally carbon absorbing and self-cleaning; we seize unique opportunities to reduce our ecological footprint. We see our status as a monumental building as an opportunity to highlight innovation in the field of sustainability; which shows that historic locations can also be environmentally friendly.”

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