Carbon Footprint Management
          in action

            Helen Joy
     Environmental Consultant
Carbon Footprint is a growing & high profile
business - rapidly responding to changing market
needs


•   Independent & wh...
Conder Structures
     Business        appraisal, reductions and offsets

     Conder Structures – a major steel products ...
Conder Structures cont..
Outcomes of the appraisal:
•   Provided an overall primary carbon footprint for the company
•   I...
Conder Structures cont..
Conder embraced Carbon Footprint’s appraisal recommendations
   – Onsite energy survey
      • Im...
Connaught
    - Appraisal and operational reductions
Reason for contacting CFP
   Connaught Environmental needed to make g...
Connaught cont..
     – Quantified operational carbon savings of 50% of current emissions & action
       plans to achieve...
Opportunities for all
•   Start with a business appraisal –understand your emissions
•   Gain company buy in
     – Top le...
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Carbon Footprint Management

  1. 1. Carbon Footprint Management in action Helen Joy Environmental Consultant
  2. 2. Carbon Footprint is a growing & high profile business - rapidly responding to changing market needs • Independent & wholly management owned • Based in UK (South East England) • Started as web-based business, Feb 05 • First ‘Offset’ product launched, Dec 05 • Full time in March 07 • Growing core team • Internationally recognised brand by businesses & consumers • International presence
  3. 3. Conder Structures Business appraisal, reductions and offsets Conder Structures – a major steel products construction company Reason for contacting CFP • Market pressures -required for tender • Market advantage –green credentials • Corporate Responsibility • Costs How were Carbon Footprint able to respond? • Business appraisal of their operations: – Site electricity – Site gas – GHG usage – Business transport – Site fuel consumption • Appraisal of their external project site emissions • Inclusion of their outsourced logistics
  4. 4. Conder Structures cont.. Outcomes of the appraisal: • Provided an overall primary carbon footprint for the company • Identified the key sources of CO2 emissions made by the company – site electricity, site gas and haulage (although part of their secondary footprint). • Detailed travel results demonstrating particular vehicles with the highest emissions. • Examined the footprint of building projects to provide an estimated project emissions figure for all projects. • Included haulage figures and onsite figures to work with partners within supply chain.
  5. 5. Conder Structures cont.. Conder embraced Carbon Footprint’s appraisal recommendations – Onsite energy survey • Implemented Dezem real time monitoring equipment to monitor energy and water consumption • Lighting and Motor Controls surveys completed • Timers installed on additional heating systems and machinery – Managing the complete lifecycle from design principles through to recycling – Key advocates for environmental responsibility in their sector –leading a sustainability group within the industry – Implementing a behavioural change programme that will see significant cost & carbon savings having attending a Carbon Footprint Foundation Course – Offset to become carbon neutral – Repeat appraisals – 2007, 2008, current appraisal in progress.
  6. 6. Connaught - Appraisal and operational reductions Reason for contacting CFP Connaught Environmental needed to make genuine carbon reductions and improve their green credentials to support bids - particularly to meet local authorities’ procurement needs. How were Carbon Footprint able to respond? Carbon Footprint helped Connaught by appraising their grounds maintenance service at their Hillingdon site , providing – A full process carbon appraisal of the company’s grounds maintenance service, ( inc energy consumption of the site’s offices & storage accommodation and vehicle fuel consumption) – An onsite energy survey to identify possible energy saving installations 50% carbon  (Fassnidge Depot ) reductions &  operational  – An assessment of the company’s secondary carbon footprint – including practices to  emissions produced by the staff commuting & and suppliers as Connaught wished to influence behaviours of their employees & supply chain achieve this  identified  
  7. 7. Connaught cont.. – Quantified operational carbon savings of 50% of current emissions & action plans to achieve • Alterations to management/service practises e.g. Bowling greens – a change in maintenance schedules saved 34% of emissions, time and money – without affecting the opportunity to play. • Highlighted areas of excessive carbon spend within contract e.g. Council requested box collected grass cuttings from housing areas 20% emission savings could be achieved if left as fly cut. • Opportunities to change vehicles and fuel types Potential 50% reduction through use of electric and biodiesel. • Connaught are now – Evaluating the cost savings of implementing Carbon Footprint’s recommendations – Looking to roll out carbon appraisals across the broader business
  8. 8. Opportunities for all • Start with a business appraisal –understand your emissions • Gain company buy in – Top level sign up – Environmental Policy – Action plan and group • Identify areas of greatest spend • Identify potential reductions – Technology – Operations – Day to day behaviour • Further your impact – supply chain opportunities, sharing and promoting best practise • Benefit - lower emissions, reputation, bottom line savings.

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