Foster + Partners has launched its sustainability manifesto, revealing its methodology for greener projects and demonstrating the practice’s ongoing commitment towards achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement. Outlining a holistic sustainable approach, this methodology enables the measurement of embodied and operational carbon in each project.
Over the last five years, drawing on the practice’s experience, expertise and in collaboration with others, Foster + Partners has created a unique system that can effectively determine carbon emissions at every project stage. This process gives greater insight into the different aspects that affect the environmental impact of a project and provides tools to mitigate and lower their carbon content.
As part of the COP25, the practice has been invited to present this methodology and tools by UNFCCC, UN Environment and the European Commission at their respective events in Madrid. It is also represented at the UK Pavilion demonstrating sustainable and green innovations at the event.
Applying the manifesto’s principles to its own operations, Foster + Partners has been purchasing 100% of its electricity from renewable sources for the past three years. In addition to this, the practice is also fully offsetting its annual global carbon emissions associated with transport (airline and vehicular), as well as those associated with heating and waste from its London campus.