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Perkins&Will’s first ESG report discloses operational performance data across key metrics

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Perkins&Will’s first ESG report discloses operational performance data across key metrics

The report introduces advanced best practices on energy use intensity, embodied carbon, and materials specification.


By Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor | May 10, 2024
Graphic: Perkins&Will
Graphic: Perkins&Will

Perkins&Will recently released its first ESG report that discloses the firm’s operational performance data across key metrics and assesses its strengths and opportunities.

The firm also introduced to its internal design teams advanced best practices around energy use intensity (EUI), embodied carbon, and materials specification. Perkins&Will says it has established its own industry-leading thresholds for EUI performance and embodied carbon emissions and developed a more stringent protocol for avoiding products and materials with known human and environmental health concerns.

In 2022, Perkins&Will established a policy to transition its global operations off fossil fuels, conserve more energy, conduct embodied carbon assessments, integrate renewable energy technologies into the design of its new studios, and procure high-quality carbon offsets. The new report examines progress made in these areas.

“By putting the spotlight on our performance and sharing it with the world, we make it known that we’re serious about doing what’s right—not just for our business, but also for people and the planet,” says Kathy Wardle, regional director of regenerative design. “We’re also making it clear that we’ve got a lot more to learn.”

The firm plans to release more information—including its complete embodied carbon benchmarking study—to clients and the industry-at-large this year.

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