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The Courtauld Institute of Art

We have worked with Watts Group to produce a comprehensive Carbon Management Plan for the Courtauld Institute of Art.

Comprehensive energy reporting and analysis

Identified up to £50,000 of lifetime savings

Potential CO2 savings of 230 tonnes per annum


  • Providing measures which meet ambitious reduction targets
    of 43% for scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2025 and 10% for scope 3 by 2020.
  • Much of The Courtauld’s activities take place in Somerset House, an iconic Grade 1 listed building built between 1776 and 1801. As a consequence this limited the scope and nature of efficiency measures to provide viable carbon savings.


  • Development of a Carbon Management Plan identifying: where carbon can be reduced in The Courtauld’s buildings and supply chain, appropriate measures for reduction and associated benefits
  • Benchmark comparisons for the Courtauld Institute’s performance against other similar sized institutions
  • Estimate of supply chain carbon emissions.
  • Analysis and recommendations of reduction measures.


  • Clear direction on how to reduce carbon emissions and meet reduction targets over the next five years.
  • Feasible efficiency measures identified, accounting for a potential savings of £50,000 and 230 tCO2e per year.
  • Identified eligibility for over £40,000 of Salix funding to contribute towards installation of measures.
  • Will allow The Courtauld to further pursue sustainable practices.
Sustain are very knowledgeable within this field, completing some in-depth and detailed behind the scenes analysis which has resulted in the development of a robust and meaningful Carbon Management Plan. This plan will support The Courtauld Institute in managing and monitoring its performance against the targets set over the next five year period.- Anthony Tyrrell - Facilities Manager, The Courtauld Institute of Art

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