We help clients meet their emissions targets and deliver operational efficiencies through a variety of means. For example, we can design buildings that are the primary modifier of the indoor climate, rather than relying on heavy machinery. Our designs can employ natural energy sources for ventilation, heating and electricity generation or harness ICT capabilities to achieve greater efficiencies. Even when renewable energy sources cannot be incorporated into a project, we can lower energy requirements by collaborating with the architect and client from the outset to ensure that the building’s fabric is energy-efficient.

Arup is also at the forefront of developing strategies for building and measuring a sustainable screen industry. In collaboration with the BFI’s Research and Statistics Fund and the BAFTA-led consortium albert, we co-authored A Screen New Deal: A Route Map to Sustainable Film Production. This report outlines six principles crucial for a sustainable future, beginning with the need to accurately measure the industry’s environmental impact. We also co-produced the Studio Sustainability Standard, which offers guidance for sustainability enhancement and includes provisions for measuring and reporting emissions related to Scopes 1 & 2, while considering various studio types and geographic locations. 

Additionally, we partnered on the 'Transformation Plan for Wales' report, which provides essential sustainability guidance and recommendations for the film and high-end television industries. This report delves into necessary changes in transport, energy usage, waste management, and cultural practices to achieve net-zero targets.