Architecture and design studio NBBJ (Seattle) has achieved CarbonNeutral Enterprise certification from Natural Capital Partners, in accordance with the CarbonNeutral Protocol, which is a leading global framework for carbon neutrality.
The firm also committed to a 50 percent reduction in emissions by 2030 and to being completely net carbon zero by 2050 through a variety of strategies, including a further decrease in energy use in its offices; incentives for employees to use public transportation; reduced air travel; contracts with carbon neutral suppliers; and the purchase of carbon offsets.
As one of the first signatories of the 2030 Challenge for Incorporated Carbon, NBBJ currently has 7.5 million square feet of projects in health, workplace, commercial, education, among other sectors, that meet the 2030 mandate of reduction of 80 percent. percent of fossil fuels. The firm also has more than 5 million square feet of net zero projects in design and an additional million square feet of projects that meet sustainability criteria issued by organizations including LEED, Building Research Establishments Environmental Assessment Method ( BREEAM) and Living Building Challenge.