Ratio Consultants are a multi-disciplinary team of town planners, urban designers, traffic engineers, and waste management experts, working together to deliver innovative solutions to our rapidly changing urban environment.
For over 30 years, Ratio have played a key role in shaping communities that sustain a growing population’s needs while being mindful of the built environment, the natural landscape, and a sense of place. With teams in Melbourne and Geelong, Ratio provides expertise at both a national and international level.
As a truly independent firm, Ratio delivers high-quality advice that achieves commercially successful outcomes while balancing urban evolution and social needs. Ratio offers expertise on a range of developments, including, but not limited to, residential, industrial, and commercial projects.
At Ratio, we provide innovative, outcome-driven responses as industry thought leaders who initiate educated discussions with clients, industry peers and the community.
What does NoCO2 Certification mean?
By meeting the requirements of the NoCO2 Program, Ratio 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. To achieve this status and become carbon neutral Ratio undertook the following process:
1. 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).
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
3. Committed to ongoing annual auditing of their emissions.
What Carbon Credit Projects does Ratio Consultants purchase offsets from?
India: Clean Energy from Wind Project
Environmental problems in India are growing rapidly. The increasing economic development and a rapidly growing population that has taken the country from 300 million people in 1947 to more than one billion people today is putting a strain on the environment, infrastructure, and the country’s natural resources. India’s air pollution is exacerbated by its heavy reliance on coal for power generation. Coal supplies more than half of the country’s energy needs and is used for nearly three-quarters of electricity generation. While India is fortunate to have abundant reserves of coal to power economic development, the burning of this resource, especially given the high ash content of India’s coal, has come at a cost in terms of public health risk and environmental degradation.
Investments in clean energy sources, such as wind, are therefore considered to be essential both in the interest of the environment and for public health reasons. Wind projects partially displace electricity currently generated from grid-connected conventional fossil fuel-based thermal power plants, while reducing emissions. Wind Projects reduce the emission of greenhouse gases and limit local air pollution, curtailing its negative health impacts. In addition to its environmental benefits, the implementation of the project creates job opportunities for local workers, contractors, and suppliers, while the operation and maintenance of the wind park generate long-term employment positions.