Your lawyers since 1722

25 assets
8,486 tCO2e annual portfolio carbon emissions

Perkins&Will is a research-based architecture and design firm committed to designing a better, more beautiful world. Its core values include design excellence, diversity, and inclusion, living design, research, resilience, social purpose, sustainability, and well-being. Perkins&Will has 20+ studios and 2,000+ professionals worldwide, providing a range of integrated interdisciplinary design services.


Member of Canada, Mexico, UK and US Green Building Councils

2,200 employees

Joined in 2021, Signatory of WLC Commitment

1. Commit

Continue to reduce and offset operational greenhouse gas emissions. Maintain operating net zero carbon assets and commit to net zero embodied carbon for any new construction and major renovations under direct control by 2030.

2. Disclose

Publicly disclose whole-life-carbon emissions of business operations and new assets or major refurbishments under direct control. Undertake whole building life cycle analysis according to EN15978 or other accepted national standards. Continue to report projects’ performance against 2030 AIA Commitment.

3. Act

Revise the current Green Operations Plan to ensure and maintain operation within holistic low-carbon and healthy workplace. Identify new carbon conservation measures, sequestration strategies, reduction targets, and best practices for procuring renewable energy and carbon offsets. Reduce upfront, in-use, and end-of-life embodied carbon emissions.

4. Verify

Undertake third-party verification of operational energy use and carbon emissions, including embodied carbon, when building a new asset for Perkins&Will own use, or when refurbishing existing assets under direct control.

5. Advocate

Incorporate public advocacy for a whole life carbon approach through Perkins&Will’s Living Design framework leading to drawdown. Lead by teaching and by example through applied research, policy, and best practices, charting the path toward net zero whole life-carbon.