Blu Building Consultants plan for Carbon Net Zero

Zero waste photo created by freepik - www.freepik.comBlu Building Consultants is committed to reducing the ecological and environmental impact of business operations. Our goal is to mitigate net-zero emissions by 2040.

COP26 highlighted the need for every industry to take deliberate steps towards a future that solves climate change. Like other building consultants, we’re ready to make positive changes. We have put together a robust package of solutions and new policies to ensure these changes.

Our new policy is designed to minimise negative contributions towards climate change in the construction industry. The ultimate aim of the company is to reduce any contribution to pollution. This process will be accomplished via attempting to create net-zero policies, recycling, reducing waste where possible, and operating in an environmentally conscious fashion.

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Our organisation will seek to address and combat the damaging effects of business operations. The aim is to reduce the overall impact we have on the environment due to day-to-day work processes.

Furthermore, we will be instructing staff on environmentally friendly practices. Each member of the organisation and any contractors we work with will be held to a rigorous standard.

We aim to make sure that we reduce any environmentally harmful procurement practices and seek new methods of supplying materials, contractors and resources.

Blu Building Consultants has a robust eco-friendly strategy in place. We will review practices and policies regularly to guarantee constant growth. Our company takes full responsibility for any harmful business practices in the past and pledges to do better. Unfortunately, more has not already been done, but our commitment in the future is absolute.

This policy is freely available for all, to promote transparency. We pledge to improve business practices to lessen climate change constantly — our goal to be carbon net zero by 2040 drives all policies we make.

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If you have any questions surrounding our environmental practices, please don’t hesitate to ask using the form.

    Blu Building Consultants

    Carbon Reduction Plan

    Supplier name: Blu Building Consultants
    Publication date: 10/03/2022

    Commitment to achieving Carbon Net Zero

    Blu Building Consultants are committed to achieving Carbon Net Zero emissions by 2040.

    Baseline Emissions Footprint

    Baseline emissions are a record of the greenhouse gases that have been produced in the past and were produced prior to the introduction of any formal strategies to reduce emissions. Baseline emissions are the reference point against which emissions reduction can be measured.

    Blu Building Consultants carbon reduction plan

    Baseline Year: 2021

    Additional details relating to the Baseline Emissions calculations:
    Blu Building Consultants have measured and reported scope 1, 2 and 3 carbon emissions since January 2021 and will continue to report emissions to the calendar year period. Blu’s carbon emissions have been calculated in accordance with the GHG Protocol, using DEFRA conversion factors, for the emissions sources detailed in PPN06/21.

    Scope 1 includes direct emissions only, which involves business travel in company owned vehicles. Scope 2 encompasses indirect emissions from Blu’s electricity consumption (including heating and electricity used for hybrid plug in vehicles). Scope 3 incorporates employee commuting, business travel in non-company cars, electricity transmission and distribution, water supply, water treatment, key suppliers and waste. The emissions included within Blu’s carbon accounting are detailed in the infographic, below.

    Baseline Year Emissions: 2021

    Emissions Total (tCO2e)
    Scope 1 4.28
    Scope 2 0.33
    Scope 3
    (included Sources)
    Total Emissions 23.18
    (3.86 per full time employee)

    Current Emissions Reporting: 2022

    Emissions Total (tCO2e)
    Scope 1 0.75
    Scope 2 0.39
    Scope 3
    (included Sources)
    Total Emissions 16.45
    (2.74 per full time employee)

    Emissions Reduction Targets

    Blu Building Consultants are committed to continuing to review and reduce energy consumption and associated carbon emissions in line with the following targets:

    • Reach carbon net zero emissions across Scope 1 and 2 by 2035
    • Reach carbon net zero emissions for scope 3 by 2040
    • Reduce Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 60% by 2028, measured against the 2021 baseline

    Carbon Reduction Initiatives

    Blu Building Consultants have the following carbon reductions measures in place:

    • Flexible working policy to maximise the use of technology and minimise travel
    • Implement and maintain ISO 14001 accreditation
    • Monitor electricity use and reduce consumption
    • Monitor waste levels and reduce consumption
    • Work with local companies and suppliers

    In the future, Blu hopes to implement the following carbon reduction initiatives:

    • Add absence detection in WCs and circulation spaces
    • Monitor business travel and look to reduce reliance on single occupancy vehicles and increase the use of public transport
    • Raise awareness amongst staff and stakeholders about Blu’s journey to net zero
    • Work with key suppliers to encourage them to set their own carbon reduction targets
    • Review and engage with carbon offsetting projects
    • Convert to hybrid/electric vehicles
    • Implement the Cycle to Work scheme
    • Work with the landlord to review whether the office electricity can be switched to 100% renewable
    • Work with the landlord to review the installation of electric vehicle charging points

    Declaration and Sign Off

    This Carbon Reduction Plan has been completed in accordance with PPN 06/21 and associated guidance with reporting standard for Carbon Reduction Plans.

    Emissions have been reported and recorded in accordance with the published reporting standard for Carbon Reduction Plans and the GHG Reporting Protocol corporate standard and uses the appropriate Government emission conversion factors for greenhouse gas company reporting.

    Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions have been reported in accordance with SECR requirements, and the required subset of Scope 3 emissions have been reported (where available) in accordance with the published reporting standard for Carbon Reduction Plans and the Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Standard.

    This Carbon Reduction Plan has been reviewed and signed off by the board of directors (or equivalent management body). Signed on behalf of the Supplier:
    John Plum, Director, Blu Building Consultants
    Date: 10/03/2022