Offsetting pilot project – how the industry is collaborating to help local schools achieve net zero carbon
Peter Hazzard, Associate Director & Alan Fogarty, Partner, Cundall
One year since we first set ourselves the challenge of helping existing schools get to net zero carbon, Cundall’s Offsetting Pilot Project has helped three UK schools to understand their energy usage and start addressing how they can reduce it. The pilot project has now attracted the attention of other industry partners, with Gleeds and Bowmer + Kirkland recently signing on as project partners. Together we are looking to expand the operation, share lessons learnt and create advice for all schools and colleges nationwide. Ultimately, we are on our way to creating a programme that provides social value and enables the construction industry to offset their emissions locally.