Carbon Critical Design
Atkins began its Carbon Critical Design awareness programme in 2008 to encourage senior managers to engage their teams in the role engineers will have to play to deliver a low carbon economy and to transfer knowledge within the business.
We have continued to build on that activity to improve levels of client engagement and have extended our investment in the development of a suite of carbon tools to more than £2 million.
Since the tools were launched in 2010 they have been used more than 3,000 times to help reduce the carbon associated with projects. We have also conducted a thorough internal review of the carbon tools programme. Improvements identified as part of this review will be implemented in 2011.
We have also continued to engage with clients on carbon critical design, resulting in more exemplar projects.