MATT Architecture, a studio of architects and designers based in the heart of London’s glittering West End, has achieved certification to The Planet Mark.
This is MATT Architecture’s first year of business carbon footprint reporting and certification to The Planet Mark. MATT Architecture total carbon footprint in the year ending December 2019 was 31.7 tCO2e and the relative carbon footprint was 2.0 tCO2e per employee.
It first calculated the carbon footprint of its Leicester Square operational site 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, T&D losses, waste, business travel and printing paper for its head office. Natural gas accounts for 41% of the total carbon emissions, electricity accounts for 22%. Scope 3 emissions (waste, water, paper, business travel and transmission and distribution losses) accounts for 37% of total emissions.
Steve Malkin, Founder and CEO of The Planet Mark, commented: “It’s great to see the dedicated team at MATT Architecture take steps towards a sustainable future. The thirst for change is clear to see in the company, and I cannot wait to see the progress the team makes. The quality of design at the company is mightily impressive, and I hope this aptitude is ready to be transferred into the task of carbon reduction. At the start of a decade of climate action, we need more architects to follow in MATT Architecture’s footsteps and take bold action 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.
Sustainability is taking centre stage in architecture. As clientele become increasingly conscious of environmentally friendly design principles and everyone’s responsibility in the quest to dramatically reduce carbon emissions, architects must stay ahead of the curve in order to respond to this changing demand. Demand is also reaching beyond individual designs, as clients wish to see knowledgeable and dedicated studios in the face of a climate crisis. Internal sustainability credentials can become a vital asset in showing a studio’s ability to demonstrate dedication and aptitude on climate change, as well as offering firsthand experience in the reduction of operational carbon.
CERTIFIED YEAR 1
This is to certify that MATT Architecture 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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2.0 tCO2e carbon footprint per employee
31.7 tCO2e total carbon footprint
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