AWW is committed to making a positive impact. Sustainable design is inseparable from good design, and our goal is to create beautiful places that enhance people’s lives and give back to the environment.

Carbon Footprint Information:

AWW’s calculated carbon footprint for 2022/2023 financial year, including business premises energy use, and business travel, was 42.87 tonnes CO2e, or approximately 0.67 tonnes CO2e / person. This report relates to our three offices, Bristol, London, Plymouth, over our financial reporting period between April 2022 – April 2023 The data available is limited to our business energy use, and business travel, as this is data is in a usable format for equating CO2e.

Our target is to halve our 2020-21 greenhouse gas emissions by 2025, and pledge to offset at least 100% of our carbon balance annually. 2020-21 emissions were 65.15 CO2e tonnes, so in 24-25 we have targeted 32.58 CO2e tonnes. This year, 22-23, marks the half-way point of our target, and we are ahead of our trajectory, achieving a 34.2% reduction to date. This includes additional (Scope 3 business travel) emissions that were excluded in the 20-21 report.

All of our remaining Scope 1 and 2 emissions have been offset through the Temwa scheme, and we have gone further this year by offsetting our accounted Scope 3 emissions also.

Offsetting provides us with the opportunity for:

  • Immediate positive environmental impact
  • Immediate social benefit to a community
  • A budget benchmark for future years with the aim to become carbon positive

Based in Bristol, Temwa was selected as our offset partner in 2019 as it met this criteria and aligned with our values.

Our target is to be zero carbon ready in everything we do by 2025, before making a paradigm shift away from 'sustainable’ towards a regenerative design model.

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AWW leads design teams to deliver complex decarbonisation and net zero projects, guiding our clients towards achieving their environmental, social and governance objectives. Following our key principles to prioritise retrofit and lead with passive design, we map net zero carbon aspirations to individual project values, budgets and phasing programmes to enable positive social and environmental outcomes.

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Our in-house sustainability hub provides internal consultancy support to teams throughout the project lifecycle, offering Passivhaus expertise including form factor analysis, whole-life carbon modelling, Fitwel accreditation, retrofit experience and post-occupancy analysis.

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We have significant experience in the creative re-use of existing buildings across our architectural and interior design teams, and this is central to our objective in creating a positive environmental impact.

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AWW lead by example. We are a Social Value Quality Mark® Level 1 and Silver accredited business, which is recognition of our outstanding commitment to create, report and embed social value. We record our office operations including energy consumption, travel, and waste management so we can ensure we are net-zero carbon across our Scope 1 and 2 emissions whilst working towards Scope 3. We work with like-minded partners who share our commitment to creating a positive social and environmental impact.

To download our Carbon Footprint Report which also contains our Carbon Reduction Plan, please click here.