The built environment and its impact on climate change
Many factors play into how you run your property portfolio: land use, material selection, logistics, life-time energy demand and embodied emissions. There’s lots to account for – with lots of scope to act. The choices you make, often at the point of design or acquisition, have impacts that are far-reaching, up and down the supply chain – from operational carbon emissions and energy costs to tenants, to end-of-life disposal options and designing for recovery. You need to get it right, as mistakes can be costly.
Clients, tenants and regulators are now turning to you for solutions to mitigate and adapt to climate change. There is a growing expectation of greater transparency and accountability. Building regulations are tightening up, planning frameworks are more onerous, and investors are asking tougher questions.
Data-driven insights for lasting climate benefit
You need to respond appropriately to legislation, as well as identify and act on areas of risk and opportunity within your operations and asset base.
The numbers are important – the legislators’ expectations on completeness and accuracy in reporting is ever-increasing. But the numbers don’t tell the whole story. We know it’s important to share how you making positive impact through biodiversity improvements, liveability and well-being, tackling fuel poverty and ensuring affordability, and designing for climate resilience.
Making build environment sector more sustainable
We work across the built environment sector to quantify environmental impacts, set strategies and targets aligned to operational priorities, and implement carbon management approaches.
We also showcase the positive impacts your business has on climate change – including sustainable sourcing and supply chain management, material selection to reduce embodied carbon, major works programmes aligned to your sustainability objectives, reducing and reusing waste materials, and ongoing technical innovation to improve the sustainability of our built environment.
We follow best practice in sustainability reporting, including verification and certification services to help you gain strong credentials for your environmental performance. We support you to ensure you remain compliant and competitive in an increasingly demanding market.
Our sustainability auditors work with you to identify the most significant impacts and propose approaches to manage and reduce these, in line with your operational reality. We are experts in all market-ready approaches to carbon management and reduction, and maintain a watching brief on new technologies and systems to ensure you have the most suitable recommendations for your business.
Reduce your environmental impact, share your story
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I was impressed with the thoroughness and level of detail that our data set was analysed in. Presenting an extensive data set in an easy to use format was of great value in communicating the outcome of the work internally, and prioritising areas of the supply chain for future action.
Alan Sweeting, Global Health, Safety and Environment Senior Manager, Allen & Overy LLP
Avieco supported us in collating and organising data to develop a robust risk assessment process. They have been easy to work with, responsive to our requirements and pragmatic in their solutions.
Gijs Voskuilen, Head of Corporate Responsibility, Bunzl
Avieco have helped us increase our transparency and identify areas where we can have the greatest impacts for carbon emissions reduction. They have always tailored their approach to suit our business needs and made time for us so it has never felt like we are ‘one of many’.
Jess Blincow, Corporate Responsibility Advisor, ASOS
Avieco has been the preferred environmental consultant since the beginning of our journey to become a sustainable company. Dentsu Aegis has worked with Avieco’s experts on various areas, such as carbon footprint reporting and assurance support, and recently also advised us how to switch our global network to renewable electricity. The team’s expertise on environmental sustainability is impressive, and the work delivered is always of highest standard.
Lars Holm, Global Senior Manager CSR, Dentsu Aegis Network
Avieco informatively led us through the processes needed to reduce our carbon footprint. With their clear and concise advice we have been able to effectively reduce our energy and waste levels. Avieco made the complex notion of energy efficiency into a manageable and achievable reality
Nigel Pink, Group Engineering Manager, Dominos UK & Ireland Ltd
Avieco delivered exactly the workshop we needed to get our sustainability team and regional leads on the same page when it comes to ‘market-based’ reporting. It’s a challenging area to tackle for a global business – particularly when we operate in a number of markets where there is little or no choice in terms of energy purchasing. Avieco has given us the knowledge and tools to ensure we get our disclosures right – they really exceeded my expectations for what we could achieve in one afternoon!
Dr Julia Rowe, Group Sustainability Advisor, Johnson Matthey
We get that change is not easy. But we must be brave, challenge old ways, set new habits, embrace new thinking.
we get it.