Hilson Moran are delighted to announce that the firm has been selected to sit on a pioneering new taskforce aimed at developing guidance on the procurement of renewable energy and carbon offsets for the built environment sector.
The new group, which forms part of the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC), will build on UKGBC’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Framework, which has been created to develop industry consensus on the definition of a net zero carbon building for both construction and operation. The framework encourages reductions in whole life carbon and improvements in energy efficiency as the most crucial steps in decarbonising buildings.
With our expertise in achieving net zero carbon across our project portfolio, Hilson Moran will help deliver new guidance for procuring renewable energy, provide a set of principles for offsetting outstanding carbon balance and set a transition plan for phasing out the future use of offsets.
Marie-Louise Schembri, Design Director who will represent Hilson Moran and Aberdeen Standard Investment on the task force, commented: “Working towards Net Zero Carbon is not just an ambition but a serious commitment to delivering long lasting change which Hilson Moran is wholly committed to achieving. We have been thinking innovatively about Zero Carbon, such as the creation of smart energy storage and sharing structures that enable onsite and near-site use of generated renewable energy, and community investment”
When finalised, the guidance will support those using UKGBC’s framework to develop net zero carbon buildings and built environment businesses setting their own net zero strategies.
Hilson Moran places a strong emphasis on providing expert carbon advice whilst ensuring sustainability is integrated into the design of its projects. It has a history of working with the UKGBC and is committed to support its mission to ‘radically improve the sustainability of the built environment’. The team has recently invested in an internal knowledge programme with the UKGBC to continue its commitment to learning and development.