Serious about change

At Adept, we are committed to reducing our impact on the environment through our design choices and our operation as a company.

After signing up to the UK Engineers Declare Climate Emergency petition, we have taken steps to achieve a Net-Zero operation, and significantly increase the carbon efficiency of our design workflow using software and informed design choices.

We are proactive in making the changes necessary to help contribute to a better future for the construction industry, and the planet.

What are we doing?

  • We were among the earliest companies to sign up for ‘Structural Engineers Declare’.
  • We are working with Earthly, a global movement to create a climate-positive world, to invest in the fight against climate change by offsetting 110% of our carbon footprint, making us a climate-positive business since 2020.
  • Offsetting our impact is only the beginning. We are taking further steps to reduce our impact through the use of renewable energy and waste reduction.


Structural Engineers Declare

Structural Engineers Declare was set up to unite the industry with a common goal. We must meet the needs of our society without breaching the earth’s ecological boundaries. A key point included as part of this commitment is to reduce both embodied and operational resource use.

We developed our own in-house spreadsheet calculation tool for embodied carbon, and now use the Structural Carbon Tool as promoted by IStructE, which allows a more standard calculation presentation across the industry. This, along with the use of software, such as OneClick LCA plug-in to 3D Revit models, allows us to consider the carbon efficiency of our designs and take a whole-life carbon assessment of the scheme.

Our work with Earthly

We are offsetting our annual carbon footprint through specially selected and VCS-verified projects that are contributing to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

The projects include tropical forest and rainforest protection and reforestation to support carbon removal, social benefits, and biodiversity restoration.

View our 2022 Earthly Carbon Footprint report to find out more about projects we are supporting.