Blu Building Consultants
Carbon Reduction Plan

Defining Net Zero

The reduction of absolute carbon emissions as far as possible, with any residual emissions being offset where there is no viable alternative.

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Commitment to achieving Net Zero

Blu Building Consultants are committed to achieving 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. Blu also voluntarily report on homeworking emissions.

Scopel includes direct emissions only, which involves transport 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, waste and homeworking. 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 net zero emissions across Scope 1 and 2 by 2035
  • Reach net zero emissions for scope 3 by 2040
  • Reduce Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 60% by 2028, measured against the 2021

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.
  • Continue to engage with tree planning projects.

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

  • Add absence detection in WCs and circulation spaces.
  • Work with landlord to Improve building fabric insulation and upgrade current heating system.
  • 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’sjourney to net zero.
  • Work with key suppliers to encourage them to set their own carbon reduction targets.
  • Review and engage with carbon offsetting projects.
  • Encourage staff to 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 16/11/2023

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