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Couch Perry Wilkes, specialists in designing and integrating the full range of energy solutions into existing and new buildings, has achieved the Planet Mark certification.
Couch Perry Wilkes’ total carbon footprint in the year ending December 2019 was 175.0 tCO2e and the relative carbon footprint was 0.83 tCO2e per employee.
This is Couch Perry Wilkes’s first year of business carbon footprint reporting and certification to The Planet Mark. This year it has calculated the carbon footprint across six of its operational sites for the year ending December 2019.
Electricity accounts for 39% of the total carbon emissions and natural gas accounts for 14%. Scope 3 emissions (water, T&D losses, paper and business travel) accounts for 39% of total emissions.
“It is great to see Couch Perry Wilkes join us at Planet Mark. As a team working to make buildings more energy efficient, making sustainable change is their bread and butter, but I am delighted to see their rigorous approach to tackling its own carbon emissions. More companies working to reduce our collective carbon footprint must turn the lens on themselves, and I’m glad to say Couch Perry Wilkes are leading the way on sustainability.”
Certification is based on the commitment to continuous improvement in sustainability within its business operations by measuring and reducing its carbon footprint and engaging its stakeholders.
As specialists in delivering buildings using innovation, creativity and technical expertise, Couch Perry Wilkes is no stranger to sustainable practice. Its expertise is in driving down the use of resources by efficient and effective measures whilst improving the built environment and its impact on the wider landscape. Through its in-house sustainability team, the company can take clients on a holistic low-carbon journey from efficient building design through to renewable technologies and PassivHaus principles.
Building and facilities management has a huge role to play in cutting carbon emissions in line with the Paris climate goals. The built environment is a huge emitter of carbon, and increasing efficient use of our buildings is a necessary and practical means to reduce pollution. Companies operating in the buildings and facilities management industry must recognise the need to robustly demonstrate their own sustainability credentials. As well as reinforcing a company’s own environmental credentials, a willingness to lead by example can provide a useful tool in client acquisition and retention.
Reduce carbon footprint by 5% annually