Resonate Interiors is pleased to announce it has become a Carbon Neutral organisation with official validation from leading sustainability organisation Carbon Footprint.

To do this, Resonate went through a rigorous process of tracking and reducing its carbon emissions. It completed a Carbon Calculator for twelve months from May 2022, which included emissions from its HQ in Surbiton in South-West London, flights taken by its employees, both for business and leisure travel, as well as getting to and from work, whether via public transport or using private vehicles.

The calculations were then independently verified by Carbon Footprint with supporting documentation such as energy readings, flight confirmation and commuter journeys supplied where necessary to support the figures. In total, Resonate had a carbon footprint of 27 tonnes.

Once verified, Resonate chose to offset its carbon emissions by UK tree planting as Venetia Flint, Resonate Sustainability Coordinator & Fitwel Ambassador explains, “We wanted to keep the tree planting local to us, so chose a specific location in the South West London.”

For every tree planted in the UK there is an additional tCO2e (tonne of carbon dioxide equivalent offset) through a Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) project to guarantee the emission reductions through approved carbon credits. The tree saplings will be planted in January 2024.

Treading lighting had always been a key value and focus for Resonate, therefore alongside offsetting their emissions, targets to reduce energy and carbon use have been set in place, aspiring for the amount used to only continue decreasing.

Commenting on the company’s new Carbon Neutral status, Pernille Bonser, Resonate Founder says, “Treading lightly is a way of life for all of us at Resonate. We try to make as much of a positive impact on our overall carbon footprint as possible. To gain this external validation of our efforts is extremely good news. We love challenging convention and pushing the boundaries of what is possible, whether that’s through reuse of materials, sourcing locally or incorporating biophilic design principles. We aim to positively impact human behaviour and our responses to our planet in how we act and in every project we work on, using as little of the Earth’s footprint as possible on the way.”