Carter Williamson is a multiple award-winning design studio with a strong commitment to rigorous, beautiful and robust architecture. The belief that design quality can make a real difference to the way we live, work and move through our world is central to the way we work.
Our architecture is playful, clever, crafted and thoughtful; responsive to client and brief and a joy to be in.
We relish the opportunity and challenge of working across a wide range of projects and scales, from public and commercial, residential to multi-residential, and everything in between.
We believe that the interior environment has the potential to be extraordinary and should fill us with joy and curiosity; that architecture should allow us to feel safe and secure, confident and expressive, quiet and reflective; that good architecture should make our lives better.
Climate Change Action
Carter Williamson achieved carbon neutral certification on the 16/12/2020. To achieve this status and become carbon neutral Carter Williamson undertook the following process:
- Commissioned a NoCO2 audit from CRI to measure their carbon footprint for FY2020. CRI’s NoCO2 audit follows the standards outlined by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard (1), in addition to the international standard ISO 14064.1 (2).
- Have committed to offset their unavoidable emissions through the purchase of units in approved projects under the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and Gold Standard, and
- Committed to ongoing annual auditing of their emissions.
What does Carbon Neutral Service Certification mean?
By meeting the requirements of the NoCO2 Program, Carter Williamson is certified as a Carbon Neutral Business by CRI; can be promoted and marketed as such and can display the NoCO2 Logo issued by CRI.
What Carbon Credit Projects does Carter Williamson purchase offsets from?
India Clean Energy from Biomass
The aim of Biomass projects is to utilize agricultural waste or other non-renewable biomass residues as fuel to generate power and to lower the plants’ dependence on the local grid for electricity. Before the implementation of the project, the electricity needs of such plants were met by power from a coal dominated grid. To meet the rising energy demands in production, a new efficient biomass boiler was installed together with a steam turbine, producing both steam and electricity. The new boilers are fuelled with locally available agricultural waste instead of traditional, emission-intensive coal.
Before the start of the project, these agricultural residues were not used. They were either burned without harnessing the resulting thermal energy, or simply left to decay, thereby generating methane emissions. The plant’s steam and electricity requirements can be now supplied by the new cogeneration unit. The investment required for the installation of the new cogeneration unit could not have been raised were it not for the revenue from sales of carbon credits.