Robert Bird Group is a specialist structural and civil engineering design consultancy. Their relentless pursuit of engineering excellence is underpinned by an understanding of client needs and focus on delivery of their vision. Robert Bird Group provides design leadership, drawing on their engineering excellence to design for sustainability as well as Design for Delivery.
Member of Australia and UK Green Building Councils
Joined in 2021, Signatory of WLC Commitment
Commit to only owning and occupying assets that are net zero carbon in operation, maximising embodied carbon reductions and compensating for residual upfront embodied emissions where appropriate, by 2030.
Measure and disclose annually on the group’s website energy consumption (scope 1 and 2 emissions) of each leased/owned office, in addition to whole life carbon emissions as appropriate. Identify performance gaps and steps taken to reduce emissions and improve efficiency.
Develop and implement carbon emission reduction strategy for operational and embodied carbon, including identifying means of reducing energy demand (eg requiring more energy efficient equipment) and moving to renewable energy providers. When considering renewing/new lease or renovation options, assess energy performance of alternatives, and select only those with high energy performance potential, and achieve maximum emissions reductions in upfront, in-use, and end of life embodied carbon, as steps towards achieving net zero whole life emissions.
Verify energy consumption and carbon emissions data using an independent certified third party.
Advocate by showing how reduction in embodied carbon is achieved in the design of new buildings through delivery of the core structural and civil engineering design services. Demonstrate design leadership to advocate for net zero low embodied carbon designs, and for use of whole life carbon assessments to inform design decisions.