Commit to only occupying assets that are net zero carbon in operation by 2030. In addition, Hoare Lea will achieve maximum reductions of embodied carbon for any office refurbishments and offset the residual emissions from October 2023.
Continue to measure and disclose energy consumption and whole life carbon emissions data, made publicly available via annual reports.
Continue to measure and disclose energy consumption and upfront carbon emissions data from refurbishments, made publicly available via annual reports.
Ensure that scope 1 and 2 buildings’ emissions reporting continues to be audited and verified annually by a third party. Commit to seeking third-party verification of the upfront embodied carbon emissions associated with the refurbishment of our offices.
Continue to embed net zero carbon strategies on our projects, contribute to research and publications on net zero carbon, and increase knowledge sharing with clients and other stakeholders. Hoare Lea is the chair of the UK Building Services Engineers Climate Emergency Declaration initiative. Hoare Lea has developed an intuitive tool to track project data using eight key metrics at each RIBA work stage, aiding our understanding of net zero goals and enabling effective communication of our planet-conscious design efforts and created an early-stage Whole Life Carbon calculator for project use.