dcarbon8 Wins at Green Business Awards

dcarbon8 won the title "Best Micro-Organization," one of the three "grand prix" awards, for this year's United Kingdom Green Business Award, as well as a special commendation in the Best Business Services Company category.

The awards are a barometer of the most innovative and effective initiatives by U.K. business to respond to the pressing challenges of global sustainability. The three "grand prix" awards highlight the very best examples of environmental actions by British businesses that are having a positive impact on environmental performance. As winner for Best Micro-Organisation, dcarbon8 earns recognition for its efforts with special attention to its expertise in measuring embodied carbon in the built environment.

The judging panel also noted that the dcarbon8 Supply Chain Network produced an innovative solution to reducing carbon emissions. This growing network provides carbon reduction and management through the adoption of Planet Positive best practice and encourages companies to engage each other and forge green supply chains.

Andy Marris, chief executive officer of dcarbon8, said, "We are proud to receive this award in recognition of our work. We recognize that embodied carbon in the built environment is the next great challenge for the low-carbon economy. We are excited to be at the forefront of measuring embodied carbon impacts from single buildings through to entire cities."

The judging panel included Alison Austin, Environmental Affairs manager at Sainsbury's Supermarkets, Adrian Wilkes, director of Environmental Industries Commission, Martin Baxter, deputy chief executive for the Institute for Environmental Management and Assessment, and nine additional leading U.K. environmental experts under John Chesshire, Honorary professor at the Science and Technology Policy Research Unit at The University of Sussex.