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INC Architecture & Design

Climate Neutral Certified Label

website

inc.nyc/

category

Professional Services

first certified

2023

current certification year

2024

About Climate Neutral Certification

Wherever you see the Climate Neutral Certified label, it means the company is accountable for its greenhouse gas emissions. To earn the label, a company must annually measure cradle-to-customer emissions, implement specific action plans to reduce emissions, and invest in high quality, verified carbon credits.

The certification requirements are detailed in the rigorous, peer-reviewed Climate Neutral Certified Standard. Each company’s application is reviewed for compliance by Change Climate’s certification team.

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Emissions

INC Architecture & Design's emissions inventory uses a mix of spend- and activity-based data. INC Architecture & Design attests to the accuracy of their data inputs and the Change Climate team reviews the submission for compliance with our Standard.

195 tCO2e

Roughly equal to driving 43 gas-powered cars for one year

0.02 kgCO2e per $M in revenue

Emissions intensity

Emissions over time

Emissions year

Absolute Emissions (tCO2e)

Emissions Intensity (kgCO2e per $M in revenue)

02

Reduction Plans

INC Architecture & Design has adopted near-term action plans to reduce GHG emissions within the next 12-24 months.

Active

Source of emissions

Electricity

Action

Transition 50% natural gas to wind power through our electric utility in our headquarters.

Status

Newly set

Complete By

Q4 2024

Scope

Scope 2

Source of emissions

Business travel

Action

Implement a policy to use electric and hybrid vehicles for local transportation whenever possible in place of standard ride hailing travel f ...read more

Status

Newly set

Complete By

Q4 2024

Scope

Scope 3

Source of emissions

Business travel

Action

Implement a policy to select flights with less than average carbon emissions for 50% of all business-related air travel for all employees.

Status

Newly set

Complete By

Q4 2024

Scope

Scope 3

Completed

Source of emissions

Operational waste

Action

Reduce waste from food scraps and paper towels 100% through composting in our headquarters .

Status

Completed

Complete By

Q4 2023

Scope

Scope 3

03

Compensation

INC Architecture & Design addressed last year’s emissions by buying and retiring an equal amount of high quality, verified carbon and clean energy credits.

Emissions accounted for

195 tCO2e

Roughly equal to keeping 218,400 pounds of carbon in the ground

Total investment

$3,766

Project types

Industrial

Type

Industrial

Description

Projects that capture or remove emissions from industrial processes.

Improved forest management

Type

Improved forest management

Description

Projects focused on developing sustainable management and harvesting practices in forest ecosystems.

Landfill gas

Type

Landfill gas

Description

Projects that capture methane gas from landfills to reduce emissions. The gas is then used to power local homes, providing a reliable local ...read more

Reforestation

Type

Reforestation

Description

Projects that restore degraded or deforested ecosystems.

Mineralization

Type

Mineralization

Description

Projects that convert carbon dioxide into a solid form that can be stored deep underground.

INC Architecture & Design understands that innovative design is sustainable design, and our inherent responsibility. Led by five LEED-accredited partners, we’ve completed many LEED-certified projects and are developing some of the first WELL-certified projects in New York City. We maintain an open-source collective database of sustainable materials and furniture and are working toward operating our studio net zero. Inspired by the 14 Patterns of Biophilic Design, USGBC, and Well Building Institute, we aim to make sustainability and wellness a baseline for our industry. We see wellness as the “gateway drug” to an investment in sustainability: What’s good for the planet is good for the body, and what’s good for the body is good for the planet.

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