Grand Designs has always had sustainability at the heart of its production, both on screen and off. Many of the houses featured focus on sustainable living solutions and six Grand Designs titles have been albert certified since 2017.
The team at Boundless measured their predicted carbon footprint for the most recent series (using the albert carbon calculator) and identified that the largest impact of the show was the many miles of car travel around the country. Due to the small team travelling together with their kit, it is usually more practical for them to share one production vehicle rather than take public transport. This led the team to look for an electric car to mitigate this part of their footprint and travel around the country without local emissions.