Through participation in the 2009 CIBSE 100hrs of carbon clean up campaign RSP have succeeded in reducing their carbon emissions by 6% over the same period last year.
This was achieved through raising staff awareness of switching PC’s off in the evening and when leaving the office for extended periods, using natural daylight whenever possible to reduce the need for artificial lighting and limiting temperature settings on the office heat pump system.
The result was a 4% reduction in electricity use and a 16% reduction in gas use compared with the same period last year. The total carbon dioxide emissions were reduced from 16.3 tonnes to 15.3 tonnes giving a reduction of 1 tonne of CO2.
RSP will continue to work towards reducing our carbon emissions and overall environmental impact in 2010.
Carol Thain of RSP has recently achieved the Accredited Professional (AP) qualification demonstrating specialist skills in sustainability and environmental design combined with a high level of competence in the BREEAM Assessment process.
Utilising a BREEAM AP from the very outset of a project can qualify for 2 Innovation credits under all BREEAM 2008 schemes.
RSP were part of the winning design team at the recent British Council for Offices 2009 awards for the Scottish region. The award for Best Commercial Workplace went to the new office development EHQ, 2 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh for Premier Property Group. RSP were the Building Services Consultants on this project.
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St Pauls and St Georges Church
RSP carried out the building services design on the St Pauls and St Georges Church which recently won the EAA Award for Building of the Year 2009.
RSP Consulting Engineers LLP (Partnership Number SO300538) is a limited liability partnership in Scotland.
Registered office: Rosewell House, 2A Harvest Drive, Newbridge, EH28 8QJ