CannonDesign

Architecture/Engineering Firm

Member of USGBC and CaGBC

20 assets

1,200 employees

CannonDesign is a global design solutions firm that has been named to Fast Company’s 2019 World Changing Companies list. CannonDesign’s team of strategists, planners, architects, engineers, designers and builders employ Living-Centered Design to achieve design solutions that meld the best attributes of human-centric and systems-based thinking, designing around 30 million square feet a year of new construction.

1

Commit

Commit to achieving net zero operational carbon for all owned / occupied assets, maximising embodied carbon reductions and compensating for any residual upfront embodied carbon for new developments or major renovations by 2030.

2

Disclose

Measure and publicly disclose annual energy consumption and carbon emissions data.

3

Act

Implement a decarbonisation strategy to maximise operational carbon emissions reductions through energy efficiency measures, meeting the remaining balance with renewable energy, to achieve net zero operational carbon. If responsible for the development of a new asset or major renovation of an existing building, maximise reductions of embodied carbon through interventions identified through LCA’s and other calculations / methodologies, compensating for any remaining residual upfront embodied carbon.

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Verify

Verify energy consumption and whole life carbon emissions data annually by an independent third party.

5

Advocate

CannonDesign are advocating for and accelerating industry transformation towards net zero by leading by example. CannonDesign will target net zero on every project, with pathways to all building projects achieving net zero by 2030, including targets to reduce embodied carbon in half by 2022, rising to 80% by 2025 and 100% by 2030. Currently CannonDesign conducts a Healthy Material Strategy, a Resiliency Strategy and a Circular Economy Strategy on every project. They will engage with clients at every stage of the design process including energy design modelling, explore PPA and other renewable options, develop a pathway to net zero energy and carry out LCA’s using EPDs to maximise embodied carbon reductions on all projects.

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