Net Zero Carbon
The UK Government has declared a climate emergency and have set targets in law to reduce emissions by 78% by 2035 and Net Zero by 2050. We recognise the need to act quickly and responsibly to mitigate emissions and operate more sustainably.
Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
In line with the Paris Agreement, the global aim is to dramatically and rapidly reduce energy use and other sources of greenhouse gas emissions. We actively support this agenda.
We have developed a target to become operationally Net Zero Carbon by 2030 and have published our strategy to achieve this challenge. We consider our direct and indirect emissions as well as the embodied carbon of the products we use.
Success in achieving our targets will bring many benefits for the business and also for our clients and projects.
We have adopted the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Reporting Standard. Using this internationally recognised approach, we monitor, account for and report our business usage Scope 1 and 2 emissions. Work is underway to expand this to include Scope 3 emissions.
For more information, please read through our Net Zero Carbon Strategy >>
As part of our Net Zero Carbon goals
Embodied Carbon of product
We are actively addressing the measurement of embodied carbon in our product design solutions at project level.
The importance of thinking beyond the traditional boundaries of performance and cost is rising as industry recognises the need for environmental responsibility and wider sustainability implications on value.
We have created and continue to develop and improve, calculation tools to measure and report embodied carbon of material options in our project designs. These tools draw data from published sources and allow comparisons to be made and evaluated.
This internal value-added process allows our clients to understand the impacts of design variations and influence key architectural decision making. Where material or design options exist, our calculation tools can provide measured guidance on important sustainability impacts. This can be used as part of whole project life cycle analysis considerations or to demonstrate organisational policies and values.