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BIW is CarbonNeutral®

BIW Technologies leads SaaS in the AEC industry into a low carbon future

BIW demonstrates its commitment to climate change with CarbonNeutral® company certification (22nd February 2011)

BIW Technologies Ltd. (BIW), an Infrastructure Lifecycle Management (ILM) provider to the global AEC industry and Owners, today announced that it is the first company of its kind to receive CarbonNeutral® company certification. By taking responsibility for the company’s entire footprint, BIW now provides zero carbon applications and services to its clients and can help to reduce the emissions associated with their whole supply chain.

As part of BIW’s significant investment into sustainability, a team has been created to drive the company and its stakeholders to a low carbon future. BIW will work with the leaders of tomorrow to help them to analyse and optimise their processes and implement environmental targets to achieve sustainable differentiation.

BIW worked with The CarbonNeutral Company, a world leading provider of carbon reduction solutions, to measure and reduce its own carbon footprint to net zero. All the emissions relating to the company, including energy consumption, waste and business travel were quantified and then reduced through internal initiatives and verified carbon offsets.

“We are proud to be the first SaaS provider in the AEC industry to have achieved CarbonNeutral® company certification,” said Jurgen Homann, Head of Sustainability, BIW. “Most of our clients are concerned about the environmental credentials of suppliers and because of this – and our own personal commitment to sustainability – we decided to become a certified CarbonNeutral® company. By taking a net zero position on emissions we have the strongest environmental position possible, above and beyond our competitors, and we are now working to define specific emissions reduction targets over the next three years.”

Homann continues “When it comes to sustainability, the real challenge is changing the way businesses and the industry works. IT can be a key driver to initiate this, however to be successful, IT and business strategies need to be closely aligned. This is where BIW works with its clients to improve the structure and execution of their business processes through implementation of process-based software. It’s time to rethink the part that IT can play in changing the face of the AEC industry.”

Rebecca Fay, Marketing Director, The CarbonNeutral Company, “Construction and property are industries acutely aware of the need to minimise the carbon impact of their business activities. By implementing a CarbonNeutral® programme, BIW has demonstrated that it is aligned to the values of its clients and prospects while providing a solution to help reduce the impact of the AEC supply chain.”

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About BIW Technologies:
BIW Technologies (www.biwtech.com) provides software that eliminates failures in construction projects to ensure they are delivered on time and to budget.
The company delivers its “Project Control” platform on a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) basis, providing secure internet access to critical project information in order to unite asset owners, contractors and consultants. This gives them the document management, collaboration and contract management tools they need to improve decision making, reduce conflict and ensure projects are successfully delivered.

BIW’s customers include Cambridgeshire Highways, the Coal Authority, Gleeds, ISG, Mace and Sainsbury’s.
The company was established in 2000, is headquartered in Woking, UK and is part of the Conject Holding group. It also has offices in Nottingham, UK; Dubai, UAE, India, Germany, Austria, Russia, the Netherlands, USA and Singapore.

To find out more about BIW's CarbonNeutral® initiative, please contact Jurgen Homann on 0845 1300 800 or email: jurgen.homann@biwtech.com 

About The CarbonNeutral Company:
The CarbonNeutral Company (www.carbonneutral.com) is a world leading provider of carbon reduction solutions.  It has worked with over 300 major businesses and thousands of small and medium sized companies in 32 countries to develop offset inclusive carbon reduction programmes. Since 1997, it has purchased carbon credits from over 200 projects in 24 countries. 
CarbonNeutral® is the registered trademark of The CarbonNeutral Company and is a global standard to certify that businesses have measured and reduced their CO2 emissions to net zero for their company, products, operations or services.  Permission to display the CarbonNeutral® mark is only given to clients whose carbon reduction programme is implemented in accordance with The CarbonNeutral Protocol. The Protocol assures quality of offset projects, carbon footprint assessments and communication and is regularly reviewed by an Independent Advisory Group.  The company’s ‘audit trail’ includes an annual independent verification of CarbonNeutral programmes – from contracts with carbon offset partners through to contracts with clients and everything in between.

The CarbonNeutral Company has offices in New York, London and Singapore. The CarbonNeutral Company is a founding member of The International Carbon Reduction and Offset Alliance (ICROA), which provides leadership and a unified voice advocating for rigorous industry standards www.icroa.org.

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