Following in the footsteps of Architects Declare, we are urging UK structural engineers to sign an open letter to the Government declaring a climate and biodiversity emergency. Supported by BuroHappold and the Happold Foundation, Structural Engineers Declare is an important initiative that AKT II wholly supports.
The construction industry plays a major part in producing energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions – which accounts for almost 40% of energy-related emissions. The carbon emissions produced has a major impact on the climate and the natural habitats of wildlife.
‘Our practice has always taken an active role to ensure that we work with sustainability in mind, but now that we are facing a climate and bio-diversity emergency, it’s important for all of our industry to work together and implement the necessary steps to create a better future. I am proud to be part of an industry that is committed to take action and tackle the global climate crisis.’ - Marta Galiñanes-Garcia, Design Director for Climate Issue and Circular Economy.
AKT II is committed to implementing the necessary actions outlined in the open letter and to work towards significantly reducing the carbon emissions produced from our work whilst also collaborating with clients, architects, contractors, and other engineers to work together and reduce construction waste.
We encourage other structural engineering practices to sign up and support UK Structural Engineers Declare.
AKT II thanks the Happold Foundation for supporting structuralengineersdeclare.com.
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