UK-GBC members have been making their own corporate commitments, demonstrating their ambition to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the built environment.
" As a designer of sustainable futures, AHR champions architectural innovation to respond to the complex challenges of climate change. We work with our clients and the wider community to carry out collaborative research to overcome industry-wide barriers to meeting COP21 targets. Through detailed post-occupancy evaluation, AHR continually studies buildings in use to create architecture that is flexible and adaptable and meets the evolving needs of occupants. We build on this research to go beyond regulatory requirements to deliver award-winning designs that use significantly less energy and resources to build and operate while being resilient to the impacts of climate change. AHR advocates the recognition of architectural influence on building performance. We actively campaign for a much greater legislative focus on validated performance to achieve better value for investment for our clients. "
" We are committed to increasing our resource efficiency across the value chain to reduce our environmental footprint and to create more value from fewer resources. We target 25-30% improvements in resource efficiency and energy use across the entire value chain by 2020 (measured by cradle to grave carbon footprint reduction) "
" We will continue our 25 year journey providing leadership to help those we work with to deliver truly low carbon buildings through inspired and innovative design. At the same time we will continue to evaluate and reduce our own near and distant carbon impacts through building management and careful sourcing. "
" We have committed to clear and transparent reporting on climate change by maintaining our position in the Carbon Disclosure Project. Our aim is to reduce our carbon intensity (tonnes CO2e/1000 sqft of legally completed units) by 10% by 2025 (based on 2015 baseline), and are committed to developing innovative cost effective solutions with our supply chain to achieve this. At the same time we are working to ensure we can meet the requirement to build more energy efficient homes with the full endorsement of our customers. "
" We have set objectives to ensure that between 2016 and 2018 we will: - Reduce and offset our operational CO2 emissions - Reduce the environmental impact of our supply chain - Integrate social and environmental best practice into our services - Collaborate with industry groups on sustainability initiatives. "
" We commit to continue to drive best practice and carbon reduction, as we have through the use of BREEAM for the past 25 years. By reaching over 9,000 BREEAM rated buildings we predict emissions savings will be in excess of 900,000 tonnes of CO2, compared to regulatory minimum performance requirements, by 2020. Saving not only carbon, but bringing wider benefits to both the owner and occupiers. "
" We will reduce our carbon footprint by 24% by 2020 and our electricity consumption from offices by 20% by this year (both compared to our 2011 baseline). Our contracts and projects will all have specific Carbon Reduction Plans, and we will maintain our climate leadership performance and open disclosure under CDP benchmarking. We will work alongside industry leaders to deliver the UK Infrastructure Carbon Review commitments, and we will work with the UKGBC to reduce Embodied Carbon through collaboration and the development of practical solutions for the full built environment. "
" Cofely in the UK : We will committee to achieving a 50% reduction in direct greenhouse gas emissions against our baseline by 2020 "
" We pledge to continue its work in low energy design and in particular: 1. To examine ways of reducing to embodied carbon in our buildings, 2. To try to understand and reduce the performance gap in operational energy consumption and, 3. To focus more attention on working to reduce the energy performance of existing buildings "
" We will commit to reducing emissions (scope 1&2) by 21.3% between 2009 and 2020 in terms of carbon intensity. This target involves 100% of the group’s international activities, companies and subsidiaries across the world. In addition, there are initiatives in place to promote the purchasing of electricity from renewable sources, with a target this year for 100% of electricity purchased by Amey to come from renewable sources. "
" HAB commits to delivering our first Energy Positive place by 2018. From 2020 we will seek to make all of our schemes Energy Positive. Where this is not possible on-site, we will work with partners to reduce carbon emissions in close proximity to the project. We define an Energy Positive place as one that produces more energy than that used within the buildings. We will also target significant reductions in embodied carbon in construction. "
" We commit to minimising the carbon footprint of HS2 as far as practicable and to delivering low carbon long distance journeys that are supported by low carbon energy. To support this we will set carbon targets and work with our supply chain to manage and minimise carbon emissions associated with the construction and operation of HS2. "
" We will aim to educate at least 200 people per year between 2015-2020, from global Executives to students and graduates, on the business imperatives of tackling climate change. Our Founders commit to providing no less than one day per month of pro-bono time to industry efforts to address climate change and related environmental imperatives. That's 60 days, or two months, each over the next five years. "
" We will continue to fulfil our commitment to creating Environments for Life by helping our clients develop and maintain buildings which are energy efficient, resource friendly, environmentally progressive and future proof. As an organisation, we will continue to reduce our own carbon footprint and maintain our ISO14001 certification. "
" We commit to assessing the actual performance of our completed buildings with our clients and narrowing the performance gap substantially by 2020. This will include developing tools to better predict the costs in use of our buildings and evaluating their final performance across a variety of metrics. "
" We have established three targets for 2017. These targets significantly reduce our own environmental impact though best in class workplace strategies in JLL’s offices that: 1. Reduce building GHG emissions per employee by 10% by end of 2017 against 2012 baseline 2. Reduce building energy per employee by 10% by end of 2017 against 2012 baseline 3. Reduce rented area per employee by 8% by end of 2017 against 2012 baseline. "
" We commit to achieving net zero energy across all sites by 2020, with an interim target of 50% by 2016. Kingspan voluntarily discloses environmental performance and carbon emissions via the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). Kingspan Group is also committed to assisting others in lowering their own carbon emissions by providing a wide range of products and solutions which can help to improve the energy efficiency of buildings. "
" We commit to going over and above current typical practice by using our time, resource and effort to carry out research into building more sustainable buildings, spaces and places. To do this we will learn from what we have built through in-use performance monitoring to improve what we design for the future. "
" Since 2007, Purcell has produced an annual Operational Carbon Footprint report which measures the environmental impact of the Practice. This demonstrates our enduring passion and deep commitment to a sustained reduction of our carbon emissions. In 2014 our net carbon footprint was 1.70 tCO2 which is 37% below our benchmark year. We commit to achieving our target of 1.5tCO2 by 2020. Our Carbon Governance Strategy sets long term targets for our carbon performance both in our architectural work and office activities, encouraging our staff and clients to remain supportive of our exemplar objectives. We continue to work on delivering pioneering sustainable projects that secure BREEAM Outstanding & Excellent accreditation. "
" Savills takes a considered and structured approach to managing its environmental impacts. This process is driven through its Environmental Management System (EMS). Our business has a strong commitment to the prevention of pollution, complying with all environmental legalisation and any other requirements, to promote continuous improvement within the EMS and to achieve development in overall environmental performance. During 2014 Savills reduced its average annual carbon intensity in its large London offices by 41% compared to the 2010/11 benchmark year. Savills PLC has committed to a 5% normalised reduction in its global green house gasses. "
" Through our Journey to Deep Green™ we will target net zero energy buildings, near zero carbon construction and the mitigation of other environmental impacts. We are committed to using the World Green Building Council's Metrics Framework to measure Health, Wellbeing and Productivity benefits to demonstrate that green buildings are mutually beneficial to people, business and the environment. "
" We will continue to provide leadership to educate, inform and encourage those we work with to deliver truly low carbon buildings through 'Whole Life', ie both Embodied and Operational emissions reductions. We will also work to deliver a UK wide implementation plan for delivering Whole Life Carbon reductions in accordance with BS EN 15978 by mid 2017. We will reduce our own carbon footprint by 50% by 2020. "
" As proud members of ULCOS (Ultra-Low CO2 Steelmaking Partnership) which has the stated goal of developing technologies capable of reducing the CO2 emissions of steel production by 50% by 2050, and as host to its leading pilot project, Hisarna, we will continue to invest in research & development in the search for ways to reduce CO2 emissions through breakthrough technology. Our innovative products are also crucial for a lower CO2, more resource efficient world, ranging from lighter vehicles to making regular buildings their own 'power stations' - we will continue to invest in such product innovation. We have also demonstrated strong sustainability credentials through our responsible sourcing programme which has achieved BES 6001 certification across nine of our European sites. We plan to certify a further eight sites to BES 6001 by 2017. "
" At TFT, we understand that the Earth’s resources are for all to share and we pledge to play our part. We commit to providing the best advice and practical solutions to all those who own and manage property assets, making them more and more energy efficient. In particular, we pledge to try and close the performance gap between how buildings are designed and how they end up being used. "
" We commit to demonstrating the benefits of zero carbon buildings and supporting clients to achieve zero carbon new buildings and low carbon refurbishments of existing stock in a Future Ready built environment. We commit to developing and sharing knowledge to deliver a zero carbon built environment. We also commit to reducing the carbon footprint of our own buildings through our global real estate strategy and global sustainability programme covering procurement, fabric, controls and occupant behaviour. "
" We will provide an advisory role to support our fellow UK-GBC members achieve five of the most ambitious pledges. This will be brought about through provision of our time pro bono and our expertise to work together with each member in order to quantify the impact of what they hope to achieve in absolute terms and to help generate some tangible ideas and approaches at a strategic level to achieve the specified reduction. "