BAM Construct UK makes net zero carbon pledge

James Wimpenny

BAM Construct UK has announced all its direct operations and buildings it develops or directly controls, will achieve net zero carbon in operation by 2030.

The company has signed the World Green Building Council Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment. This means BAM has agreed to be independently audited on progress, publicly report on performance, and actively influence its clients and wider stakeholders to also achieve net zero.

BAM Construct UK has already delivered buildings such as the Passivhaus Montgomery School in Exeter and the Co-operative Group’s HQ in Manchester, a building designed to be carbon negative. Across the group BAM is creating net zero hospitals and energy neutral housing.

James Wimpenny, BAM Construct UK chief executive, said, “As a leading company in our sector, we know we need to be more efficient with time and resources. As well as getting our own operations to net zero emissions, we can make an even bigger impact by helping clients remove carbon from their existing estates and future buildings, both in terms of how they operate and the materials used to build and maintain them.

“Signing up to the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment helps demonstrate both our own responsibility and the significant role we play in stimulating market change with our clients. Delivering net zero is a significant design, technical and construction challenge and that challenge extends into how we manage buildings, and refresh them, over their lifetimes.

“Across our business, our teams are very motivated to make net zero a reality as quickly as possible, and this commitment will encourage us, and our clients, still further.”