As part of the Architects Declare Initiative, as of May 2020, NTF Architecture is now a Carbon Neutral organization. Through an internal assessment of carbon use we have made considered steps to reduce our carbon footprint. Furthermore, at NTF Architecture we have made a commitment to review our carbon emissions on an ongoing monthly basis with a continued effort to first and foremost reduce what we can in-house. Pathzero will guide this shift in taking the necessary steps to remove as much CO2 from our operations as possible.
What carbon we have been unable to remove from our operations is now being offset by the Mount Sandy Conservation Project in South Australia and the Yingxin Glassworks Waste Heat to Energy Project in China which are both Gold Standard Carbon Off-Set initiatives.
In addition as of 2021 NTF Architecture are supportiung traditional landowners of the Papua New Guinea islands of New Ireland and East New Britain to reduce deforestation initiated by industrial logging in the region. Papua New Guinea is the world’s largest exporter of tropical timber wood. Every year, the region loses approximately 1.4% of its forested land, and with it, critical habitat to some 5% of the world’s biodiversity. Much of the tropical wood exports are, in fact, illegal (The Guardian: Bulk of timber exports from Papua New Guinea won’t pass legal test). The forests of Papua New Guinea are, if allowed to exist, a massive global carbon sink. This makes Papua New Guinea a key area for intervention. The project proponent, NIHT Inc., is in a unique position to make a global stance against unsustainable timber harvesting and become a key conservation leader in the country.
We pledge to continue this change from now into the future, and encourage all others to join.
NTF Architecture is proudly a Carbon Neutral Company.