As both carbon emissions and energy prices continue to rise, monitoring commerical energy consumption and associated emissions makes good business sense.
The methodology used to calculate PRP's carbon footprint is based on guidance created by DECC and supported by similar methods used by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Resources Institute in coordination with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.
While energy data has been regularly monitored since 2006, the most reliable information begins in 2008. At present, PRP's footprint only considers energy use and the associated carbon emissions for the practice's three UK offices, all of which use electricity for both power and heating. Data has been measured and illustrated over each calendar year.
Industry standards for 'Good Practice' and 'Typical' benchmarks are based on the Energy Consumption Guide for Energy in Offices report produced by the Building Research Energy Conservation Support Unit). Employee comparisons for the City of London and Manchester are courtesy of The City of London Carbon Footprint Report 2009. Finally, vehicle emission data was provided by the VCA and the Department of Transport.
We have also been awarded the following in recognition of our achievements:-
Housebuilder Awards 2012
Winner: Best low or zero carbon initiative - AIMC4, Surrey
Sustainable Housing Awards 2012
Winner: The transformation award - Leopold Park (submitted by Poplar HARCA)
Finalist: Sustainable social housing consultancy of the year
Finalist: Sustainable larger housing project of the year - Prince Charles House
AJ Retrofit Awards 2012
Finalist - The Sharp Project
Housing Innovation Awards 2012
Highly Commended: 'Most Innovative Use of Renewable Technology' - Greenwatt Way
Sustain Awards 2012
Finalist: Development - Greenwatt Way
Finalist: Refurbishment - Priestman Point
Sustainable City Awards 2012
Highly Commended: 'Sustainable Buildings' - Greenwatt Way
Greenbuild Awards 2012
Winner: Domestic New Build - Greenwatt Way
AJ100 Awards 2012
Shortlisted: Most Sustainable Practice
British Homes Awards 2011
Commended: Innovation Award for Building Technology - Greenwatt Way
Sustainable Housing Awards 2010
Shortlisted: In-house Sustainable Consultant of the Year
Housebuilder Awards 2010
Highly commended: best low carbon initiative - Greenwatt Way
Retrofit Awards 2010
Shortlisted: future project - Victorian Terrace
Shortlisted: small domestic building - Byron Square & Willow Road