Once you’ve implemented all energy efficiency opportunities and invested in renewable energy, carbon offsetting is the last step towards a carbon positive office. A carbon offset is a credit that you purchase to compensate for emissions made elsewhere.
Carbon offsetting is a measurable and cost-effective way for your business to cut emissions by investing in conservation and renewable energy projects. These projects range from new solar and wind farms to waste diversion and reforestation, and deliver environmental, economic and community benefits.
The National Carbon Offset Standard for Buildings, developed by the Australian Government’s Department of the Environment and Energy, provides best-practice guidance on how to measure, reduce, offset, report and audit emissions from building operations.
Download our Carbon Offsetting Factsheet to learn more about carbon offsets.