Source Architects are a highly experienced team providing a full range of architectural services. We provide a comprehensive and personal service across all building types. We love design and pursuing design excellence in every project drives us and informs all aspects of our work.
We are a full-service design studio with extensive experience in the design and procurement of private houses, apartments, town houses, commercial, public and education buildings, interiors, landscapes, masterplans and urban planning strategies. Our work is stylistically diverse and responds carefully to the brief, the client, the site and environmental factors.
Climate Change Action
Source Architects achieved carbon neutral certification on 15/12/2020. To achieve this status and become carbon neutral Source Architects 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 NoCO2 Certification mean?
By meeting the requirements of the NoCO2 Program, Source Architects 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 Source Architects purchase offsets from?
Mauritius Solar Carbon Offset Project
Solar energy plays a significant role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions as well as the emission of harmful air pollutants such as sulphur and nitrous oxides. The success of the project will continue to help in promoting renewable energy use for a cleaner future while diversifying Mauritius’s current energy mix. Each solar panel consists of many photovoltaic cells containing silicon and conductors which convert photons from sunlight into direct current electricity. This electricity flows to an inverter where the direct current electricity is converted to alternate current electricity which can be used by households. All electricity is fed into the grid for use by households and industry. The project activity involves a greenfield installation, meaning that there was no electricity generation at the site prior to the project’s implementation. As such, all power generated is responsible for the displacement of energy that would otherwise have been provided from the combustion of fossil fuels.