Reporting Boundary: Brighton office
operations (12a Marlborough Place Brighton BN1 4WN)
Emission sources: electricity, T&D losses,
natural gas, home working energy, business travel
Reporting Period: 1 Aug 2019 –31 Jul 2020
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Low Carbon Europe (LCE), providers of sustainable engineering solutions that optimise building performance, has achieved Planet Mark certification.
This is Low Carbon Europe’s fifth year of business carbon footprint reporting and Planet Mark certification. Since certifying to Planet Mark, the company has set a target to reduce emissions by 5% annually.
Low Carbon Europe’s total location-based carbon footprint in the year ending July 2021 was 5.1 tCO2e, a reduction of 25% compared to the previous year. Low Carbon Europe’s total carbon per employee in the year ending 2021 was 0.6 tCO2e, a reduction of 46% compared to the previous year.
“Low Carbon Europe is embodying the Planet Mark spirit. In their fifth year of certification, the company is continuing to reduce its carbon footprint, and show that it practices what it preaches on sustainability. Low Carbon Europe’s clients know that environmental best practice starts at home, and that the company is truly sustainable.”
“Here at LCE, we help private and public sector organisations reduce their energy use and carbon footprint. Within this, we are keen to show our clients and partners what it means to us, by taking our own steps to reduce. Whilst we have some reductions through lockdowns and limited access to client sites, we have also changed our business practices so that many of these savings can be kept in the long term. We use Planet Mark to certify our achievements to ensure that we are being held accountable for our emissions, as we do for our clients. We’re very proud of the reductions we’ve made since we partnered, and we’re excited to see how we can do more in future.”
Marco added, “Since 2017, Planet Mark has become a key component to measure the environmental impacts of our business, as well as identify our progress in making our business operations more sustainable. As a result, we have become very keen on promoting the benefits of this scheme and many of our clients are now certified too.”
LCE has grown over the past 15 years to become the preferred supplier of building engineering and sustainability services to a number of high profile public sector and blue chip commercial organisations.
Its assignments to date have achieved energy reductions for clients ranging from 15% to 40%. In the past five years, the consultancy has helped organisations save over £100 million in energy costs and develop sustainable, energy-efficient plants and buildings.
Those working in sustainability have additional pressures to demonstrate their own environmental credentials. They also have a dual motivation in measuring and reducing their own carbon footprint; first, to evidence their enthusiasm for sustainable practice, and second, to demonstrate the capacity to act upon climate change. Sustainability and energy consultancies must begin to act on the climate agenda and pioneer practices they hope to spread among their client base.
As part of the Planet Mark certification, Low Carbon Europe has committed to making a year-on-year reduction.