Taylor Cullity Lethlean
CERTIFIED CARBON NEUTRAL WITH 100% AUSTRALIAN CARBON CREDIT UNITS – SUPPORTING AUSTRALIAN OFFSET PROJECTS, OUR COMMUNITIES AND THE LOCAL ENVIRONMENT
Taylor Cullity Lethlean - TCL is one of the world’s most highly acclaimed landscape architecture and urban design firms. Over the past twenty-five years, TCL has delivered a wide range of projects across a variety of public and private settings, from urban waterfronts to desert walking trails. Working both nationally and internationally, TCL undertakes a detailed exploration of context, site and community, with a focus on the poetic expression of landscape and contemporary culture.
“As designers of public and private spaces we are caretakers of the natural environments where we work, and strive to maintain the utmost integrity when it comes to working with the land and utilizing its strengths.”
Type of certification
How long have you been certified carbon neutral?
Since November 2020.
Why did you choose to go carbon neutral?
TCL have made a commitment to reduce our impact on the environment and put measures in place to facilitate climate positive change and influence through our designs and work practices. We believe that this is not only makes good business sense, but it is simply the right thing to do.
As designers of public and private spaces we are caretakers of the natural environments where we work, and strive to maintain the utmost integrity when it comes to working with the land and utilizing its strengths.
One key component of this commitment is to be a certified Carbon Neutral Organisation – and as of December 2020 we are officially certified as Carbon Neutral!
What are the anticipated benefits of your carbon neutral certification?
Through the report and audit process, we identified a range of improvements in emissions reduction activities including (but not limited to):
- Energy efficiency projects and renewable energy acquisition
- Water use efficiency
- Low emissions transport (in particular flights)
- Sustainable supply chain identification
- Employee awareness and behavioural changes
- Measurement, marketing and engagement.
What offset project do you support?
A carbon farming project in Australia.
How can your customers support you?
By continually analysing their own carbon impact and taking individual efforts, large or small, to reduce their impact on the environment.
What else are you doing to reduce emissions?
To maintain our Carbon Neutral accreditation, there is an ongoing five step cycle: Measure, Reduce, Offset, Validate, Report.
To achieve and maintain this, on a yearly basis, we will:
- Calculate emissions
- Develop and implement an emissions reduction strategy
- Purchase offsets to compensate for remaining emissions
- Arrange independent validation
- Publish a public statement of the carbon neutral claim
What has been the impact of your action?
We are in the early stages of seeing how this effort has impacted our carbon footprint. We will be excited to share our results once more time has passed and we are able to quantify our efforts.
What advice would you give to a business considering certification?
It is never too late to start, and every day is a great day to begin!