Chetwoods, an award-winning designer of projects based in its UK-based architecture studios in London and Birmingham, has achieved certification to The Planet Mark.
This is Chetwoods’ first year of business carbon footprint reporting and certification to The Planet Mark. Chetwoods’ total carbon footprint in the year ending December 2019 was 103.7 tCO2e and the relative carbon footprint was 2.7 tCO2e per employee.
It first calculated the carbon footprint of its London and Birmingham operational sites for the year ending December 2019 and set a target to reduce emissions by 5% annually. This year’s footprint includes emissions from purchased electricity, transmission and distribution losses, natural gas, business travel, waste and printing paper for its offices. Electricity accounts for 60% of the total carbon emissions and travel by employee-owned vehicles accounts for 10%.
Steve Malkin, Founder and CEO of The Planet Mark, commented: “I’m so pleased to have Chetwoods join us at The Planet Mark. The company has long served as pioneers of sustainable design, helping to create some fantastic low-emissions buildings. To combine this with a bold action plan to measure and reduce its own carbon footprint will only assist in its ability to flex its already strong environmental credentials. Chetwoods works with some of the largest companies in construction in the country and its opportunity to create sustainable change is huge. I have no doubt the dedicated team will play its part in acting on climate change.”
First year certification to The Planet Mark is based on the commitment to continuous improvement in sustainability in its business operations by measuring and reducing its carbon footprint and engaging its stakeholders.
Chetwoods Thrive programme specialises in ethical, environmental and healthy design. It has led the field in this now-popular arena for many years, using scientific research and bespoke measurement techniques to help people and organisations live and work in ways that are beneficial to their health and are harmonious with the planet. Recently, Chetwoods has designed commercial properties with strong sustainable credentials, having worked with partners such as Gazeley to help envision its ‘Route to Net Zero’ sustainability roadmap.
The buildings we live and work in must change if we are to achieve our carbon targets. From emissions on construction sites to the way a building operates, holistic approaches to sustainable construction must be taken by everyone involved in sustainable building. Accurate measurement of emissions and engagement of the entire chain of stakeholders is vital to success.
CERTIFIED YEAR 1
This is to certify that Chetwoods has achieved a reduction in its carbon footprint and is committed to continous improvement in sustainability.
Valid to 31 March 2021
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2.7 tCO2e carbon footprint per employee
103.7 tCO2e total carbon footprint
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