Cundall to ‘revolutionise’ the industry with global net-zero pledge

The consultancy firm has committed to making its entire business net-zero as part of its sustainability efforts for the industry

Cundall has described 2020 as a 'defining year' for the world’s built environment
Cundall has described 2020 as a 'defining year' for the world’s built environment

International consultancy firm Cundall has pledged to become a net-zero business across its global operations by the middle of 2020 to align with the United Nation’s (UN) 2030 Sustainable Development targets.

Describing 2020 as a “defining year” for the industry, Cundall revealed that it is taking an ambitious approach to drive the Net Zero Carbon agenda across the UAE and worldwide.

As part of this approach, Cundall said that it is aiming to “revolutionise” the industry’s perception to net-zero by collaborating with several industry bodies.

The partnerships with Cundall include the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MOID), Emirates Green Building Council (EGBC), Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), the UK Green Building Council, the Greater London Authority (GLA), and the London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI).

The firm added that the partnerships aim to help “unify the industry and define targets” for achieving net-zero carbon in both new and existing buildings.

Commenting on the firm’s global pledge, Cundall managing director and partner for the MENA region, Richard Stratton, said: “Net zero is a complex issue that needs the type of technical solution that we, as engineers, are best-placed to provide, and it is through the process of continuously learning from our project experience, developing our approach and adjusting our methods that we can succeed.”

He added: “Sustainability permeates through every aspect of Cundall, [and] achieving net zero is a huge part of that.”

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