LSI Architects have been certified as a Carbon Neutral Business by Carbon Neutral Britain.
This follows a period in which LSI Architects have been working with Carbon Neutral Britain to measure and calculate the total Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions produced directly and indirectly from it’s activities to identify what action the practice needed to take to reverse it’s environmental impact to achieve carbon neutral status.
As certification awarded by an external organisation, it provides assurance that the carbon neutral claim is robust and credible, following calculation using the ISO 14064 and GHG Protocol Emissions Standard principles of relevance, completeness, consistency, transparency and accuracy.
Through the Carbon Neutral Britain Climate Fund™, LSI Architects has offset its total carbon emissions through internationally certified carbon offsetting projects.
Chief Executive Officer Ben Goode commented:
“We hope that this can give our clients, employees and colleagues within the construction industry an assurance that we are doing all we can as an organisation to reduce our impact on the planet.
We have been working hard to understand what that impact is through an emissions mapping exercise to calculate the carbon footprint of the Norwich and London offices.
So far, we have leased a new long-range EV as our pool car to cut out petrol usage and reduced the use of gas and electric by c. 10% through behavioural changes and improved heating schedules. Alongside joining an electric vehicle salary sacrifice scheme we have offered employees incentives to consider switching to electric vehicles and are exploring other ways in which we can incentivise our team to use more sustainable modes of transport.
We are also in the process of modelling our Norwich office to identify the most effective improvements we can make to the building and are beginning to plan for the installation of Solar Panels.
Ultimately, we are viewing this very much as the first step in a journey and our main target is to achieve net zero emissions from our office activities at both our Norwich and London premises by 2030.”