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Mace To Be Net Zero Carbon In 2020

Mace to be Net Zero Carbon in 2020

Mace, the international construction and consultancy company, has announced that it will achieve net zero carbon emissions in 2020.

This news comes as Sky targets a 2030 deadline and Sainsbury's aims for 2040.

 

Gold standard

 

This latest announcement, which came on Monday February 10, will see Mace (which also has an FM arm - Mace Macro) reduce carbon emissions across their own development and operations as far as possible and offset all outstanding emissions to Gold Standard.

The Gold Standard Foundation is a WWF organisation that was set up in 2003 to ensure projects designed to reduce carbon emissions feature the highest levels of environmental integrity and also contribute to sustainable development.

For more on the Gold Standard Foundation - Click Here

 

Renewables

 

Mace's net zero carbon objective builds on the company signing up to the RE100 commitment in 2017 – a global initiative to encourage organisations to use 100% renewable energy.

“Achieving Net Zero Carbon by end of 2020 is Mace’s strongest commitment to changing the way we develop, deliver and operate buildings. Leading a sustainable approach to facilities management at Mace has always been our top priority, and we are excited to work towards such an ambitious Net Zero Carbon target.”

–Ross Abbate

CEO, Mace Macro

 

Supply chain

 

Mace will be seeking opportunities to accelerate the adoption of solutions to reduce carbon emissions. Alongside this, Mace will be supporting clients, partners and supply chain companies to embrace and implement low carbon solutions associated with construction and infrastructure projects.

From the production of cement to the delivery of bricks on lorries, the construction industry is one of the biggest producers of carbon emissions globally. Aiming for 2020 is a huge challenge.“Achieving Net Zero Carbon by end of 2020 is Mace’s strongest commitment to changing the way we develop, deliver and operate buildings. Leading a sustainable approach to facilities management at Mace has always been our top priority, and we are excited to work towards such an ambitious Net Zero Carbon target.”, says Ross Abbate, CEO of Mace Macro.

“Achieving Net Zero Carbon by end of 2020 is Mace’s strongest commitment to changing the way we develop, deliver and operate buildings. Leading a sustainable approach to facilities management at Mace has always been our top priority, and we are excited to work towards such an ambitious Net Zero Carbon target.”

 

Steps without footprints

 

Mace's strategy is called ‘Steps without footprints’. It will see the firm work to ‘Reduce, Transform, Investigate and Influence’ to achieve net zero carbon emissions in construction and the built environment.

The strategy explores different approaches to tackle the challenges of energy use, embodied carbon, including the decarbonisation of heating and cooling systems, business travel and water and waste.

Picture: Steps Without Footprints is the tagline to Mace's 2020 net zero target.

 

To read about Sky's net zero plans - Click Here

To read about Sainsbury's carbon emission plans - Click Here

Article written by Brian Shillibeer

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