Savills is set to achieve 100% green electricity contracts across its UK office portfolio by the end of 2018.
The firm is in control of 126 electricity supply points across the UK, 92% of which have already been placed onto green tariffs. The tariff, which uses energy from a renewable source, such as wind and solar, will reduce Savills reliance on standard grid power, which is typically generated via gas, coal or nuclear.
Lizzie Jones, director in the sustainability team at Savills, comments: “We are confident that we will be able to achieve this goal for offices where we are responsible for procuring utilities. It is now more important than ever before to be aware of how as a business we impact on the environment. Consequently, this initiative is set to help reduce Savills carbon footprint by approximately 2,200 tonnes of carbon dioxide (equivalent) emissions by the end of the year.”
This article was originally published on the Savills website here.