Mace raises carbon ‘handprint’ savings target for clients 10-fold

It is now aiming for a 10-fold increase in savings to 10m tonnes of carbon just a few months after securing a pipeline of carbon reduction works that would easily exceed its original 2026 target of 1m tonnes of carbon.

Mace is currently delivering carbon reduction services for over 100 clients across the world for government programmes, financial institutions, and the transport sector.

It is doing this by embedding low carbon technology, retrofitting AI and smart building solutions, optimising design and implementing modern methods of construction to deliver low embodied carbon assets.

In its UK construction business, Mace is working on many low carbon projects, such as EDGE London Bridge, aiming to be London’s most sustainable office tower to date, 81 Newgate Street and 101 Moorgate.

Over four years it has tripled the size of its responsible business team consisting of experts in low carbon design, construction and operations.

James Low, global head of responsible business at Mace, said: “Having met our original target within a year, we have seen what’s possible and so we’re going bigger – ten times bigger.

“Our carbon handprint can be 1000x more impactful than our footprint. Using our expertise and influence on global projects and programmes will drive significant impacts.

“We have seen a phenomenal leap in businesses taking accountability for their footprint and wanting to do the right thing, but with that often comes uncertainty in how to set targets, develop strategies and measure outcomes.

“Looking beyond our own carbon footprint has shown us what a difference we can make.”

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