Since its inception, Falcon Engineering has provided efficient, cost-effective solutions to our clients. We have always encouraged going above and beyond Code and Regulatory baselines by showing clients not only the environmental benefits but also the economic payback of their investment in energy-efficient systems. We have been fortunate to work with progressive forward-thinking clients that have seen the value of these systems and have been part of projects that set the benchmark for low energy consumption in their respective sectors.
In 2021, we decided it was time for us to do our bit and reduce our carbon emissions. To do this, we joined with Climate Neutral, a nonprofit organization working with brands and consumers to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions. With their assistance, we measured and offset our carbon footprint and set reduction plans to reduce our emissions.
Step 1 – Measure
We calculated our carbon footprint by reviewing all the emissions created from delivering our services, including employee commuting, business travel, utility bills, paper, and computer equipment. Our 2021 carbon footprint was measured at 169 tonnes, and we were delighted that we were able to reduce our footprint to 154 tonnes in 2022.
Step 2 – Offset
We offset these emissions by purchasing Gold Standard-certified carbon credits from Planetair. We contributed to the Planetair Canada (Nature) Portfolio, allowing us to offset our emissions and support nature protection projects across Canada. Planetair partners with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (CNC), whose activities promote CO2 capture and mitigate the impact of climate change on wildlife and plant species.
Step 3 – Reduce
Last but not least, we created Reduction Action Plans to help lower our emissions over the next 12-24 months. We have committed to reducing our carbon footprint by 50% by 2030 and our Reduction Action Plans will help in achieving this goal. Our focus is to reduce emissions from air and car business travel and from employees commuting into the office.
Climate change requires immediate action, and we’re proud to be part of the solution. Falcon Engineering hopes to engage fellow consulting firms, contractors, and others in the industry to join in the commitment to reduce our impact. Learn more about Climate Neutral at: https://www.climateneutral.org/