ArchiTeam has teamed with Pangolin Associates to develop an approach for ArchiTeam members to measure and offset their carbon emissions.
The method is contingent on our collective approach and allows us all to measure our footprint in a manner that is accountable and comparatively affordable. Credibility in the measure and offset of carbon emissions is essential if we are to send a clear message.
Climate Active is the most credible approach (and the only government recognised certification) but with a pricing structure that is more suited to mid to large organisations. Pangolin has a team of Climate Active registered consultants and this is the same first step that we will be undertaking.
Pangolin have an excellent industry reputation and have enthusiastically sought an approach that will allow small business to participate in this action. They also certified Australia’s first Architecture practice back in 2016/17 as carbon neutral.
Pricing is determined by the number of staff (up to 6 maximum) with a report undertaken initially then repeated every 3 years. The annual carbon offset is based on the most recent reporting period. For example, our practice, Foomann Architects, will have an annual average expense of $600 p.a. including the offsets (some details here).