Atkins was named consultant of the year at the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) Low Carbon Performance awards.
Part of the company’s relentless drive into all things green, the company has been awarded the first ever certification of the Carbon Trust Standard to an engineering consultancy in the construction and building management sector.
Atkins design director Simon Hancock said: “Engineers and designers have a crucial role to play in delivering infrastructure for a low carbon world. We’re still just at the beginning of our journey but this award recognises the commitment and leadership we have shown to putting carbon at the heart of the way our sector plans, designs and procures capital projects.”
Carbon Trust Standard certification recognises good carbon management practices and ongoing commitment to carbon reduction in operations. Atkins reduced its consumption of gas, electricity and on-site fuel – and fuel through its company vehicle fleet by 11.5% over the last three years. Atkins now has carbon reduction as a ‘central tenent’ of its operations.
- Atkins’ chief executive Keith Clarke has also been confirmed as lecturer for the next Brunel Lecture series, to talk about the low-carbon society.