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How is Willmott Dixon helping organisations to decarbonise their estates?

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There is an urgent need to incorporate sustainability into construction projects across the public and private sector. In our latest guest blog, Jo Mills, Head of Decarbonisation at Willmott Dixon discusses how they are responding to climate change through the Decarbonise Today Service.

Climate change is real, and our response will determine our future business success. Through our positions on the SCAPE Construction and SCAPE Venture Frameworks, we have seen excellent success in accelerating our clients’ decarbonisation requirements.

Developing sustainable requirements

It is both ours and SCAPE’s ambition to support clients in overcoming challenges and delivering projects to meet sustainable aims and targets, expanding, and adopting services to best suit the changing global landscape.

Through the SCAPE frameworks, clients gain access to the Decarbonise Today service. We, alongside SCAPE, build on our knowledge and experience to support customers as they futureproof their own businesses. We assess their net zero and decarbonisation progress to date against their outlined plans and commitments, understand their estate, develop, or help deliver a decarbonisation plan, identify new funding, design a realistic capital programme, and bring an actionable plan to life.

Futureproofing for tomorrow

Through our Decarbonise Today service, we will work with you to:

Collaborate – to find the solution that works best for you and your wider community of stakeholders.

Enable – to bring in-house talent to the fore, providing expertise that can align tangible objectives and realise achievable outcomes.

Action – give you the confidence to take positive action right away, embrace the challenge, and make the right decarbonisation decisions.

What does decarbonisation mean in the construction industry and why is it important?

Decarbonisation is the reduction of carbon emissions caused by human activity and industrialisation.

The construction industry plays a huge role in tackling climate change and working towards the UK’s net zero targets for 2050 - with COP27 addressing the urgency for low-emission energy.

During COP27, The World Business Council for Sustainable Development released an agenda where “Developing national and sub-national decarbonisation and resilience roadmaps to address energy performance and whole lifecycle emissions for new and old buildings” was highlighted as a main priority for the built environment.

Willmott Dixon’s Decarbonise Today Service addresses these demands and offers an initiative pathway for clients to take encouraging a sustainable built environment.