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Eight Associates reduces its carbon footprint by 31.5%

12th July 2018

The Planet Mark™ is a sustainability certification programme that recognises commitment to continuous improvement in sustainability and reducing carbon emissions. By becoming part of the programme, Eight Associates has pledged to measure carbon footprint and environmental performance, and will continue to engage with various stakeholders to drive improvements forward. Eight Associates started recording its carbon footprint in 2012 and set a target to reduce its CO2 emissions by 5% annually.

Eight Associates achieved the following in 2017:

  • 31.5% total carbon footprint reduction.
  • 18% reduction in electricity emissions.
  • 61% reduction in business travel emissions.

Going forward into the 2018/2019 reporting years, we will continue to comply with our commitment of 5% annual reduction in emissions. This equates to a total target reduction of 0.2tCO2 and a per-employee target of 0.01tCO2.

To achieve further improvements, we have started to implement some additional steps, recommended by The Planet Mark™. These include increasing the frequency of our collection of emissions data and investigating the installation of a real-time energy monitoring system. We will continue to run energy audits to identify potential wastage from equipment, and also review the possibility of alternative heating controls and lighting with our landlord.

We are lucky to have a highly engaged team here at Eight Associates, and will continue to encourage feedback from staff regarding their ideas and requirements within the office.

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Client Quotes
"Eight Associates approaches sustainability in a holistic way and consider a range of sustainability factors and their interdependencies. They offer multiple services under one roof, which is like gold for clients, saving time, providing clear communication, and preventing the usual back and forth and mixed messages"
Ignacio Escobar
Tarmac
"Eight Associates has provided invaluable sustainability advice for our RIBA award-winning boarding house at Brighton College, for both the BREEAM assessment and ecology. They were able to ensure we met Brighton and Hove Council's stringent Sustainability Policy in a very tight timeframe. I have found Eight to be a breath of fresh air and have already appointed them on our next development."
Steve Patten
Projects Director, Brighton College
"Eight Associates has worked for Cadogan for many years to help us reach our objective to develop more sustainable buildings on the Estate. We have found their assistance in helping us to achieve this objective invaluable and Eight Associates form an integral part of the develop team in reaching this goal."
Nicholas Dutton
Head of Building Surveying, The Cadogan Estate
"Our experience of working alongside Eight Associates on a variety of projects is of a professional and progressive company. Clients benefit from an efficient multidisciplinary approach, that provides a very effective service to developers, architects, institutions and property owners in relation to their environmental, ecological, planning and sustainability matters."
Jason Mills
Writtle Forest Consultancy Ltd.
"Eight Associates has rapidly become the 'go to' consultancy for all our ecology and arboricultural requirements. Each member of this friendly team has impressed us with their expertise, pragmatism and efficiency. The professional, 'fuss free' services mean we can turn projects around very quickly for our clients, which is critical for our business."
Andrew Brooks
Development Manager at Lumiere Property
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