BNBuilders has announced its latest clean construction targets, with plans to achieve net zero carbon and waste by 2040.
It intends to measure and report greenhouse gas emissions, track waste and diversion and implement decarbonisation strategies in line with the Paris Agreement, including efficiency improvements, renewable energy, materials reductions and other carbon emission elimination strategies.
The company achieved carbon neutrality in its corporate operations for the first time in 2020 by purchasing verified carbon offsets for emissions generated by its offices and vehicle fleet.
It established a metering programme to sample the carbon footprint of its construction operations and establish a baseline for greenhouse gas emissions and waste generation and diversion.
The company has set interim goals of a 50% reduction in carbon emissions and a 30% reduction in waste generation by 2030.
BNBuilders President Brad Bastian said: “The urgency to address climate change is all too real for those of us on the West Coast who are increasingly experiencing the effects of mega wildfires and poor air quality days.
“Sustainability has always been one of our core values but we are committed more than ever now to bold action. Construction is known to generate more carbon emissions and waste than other industries, which also means we have a tremendous opportunity to be the solution by stepping up to deliver projects more sustainably and drive innovation.”