Nicholas Hare Architects are committed to continuous improvement in performance and efficiency to reduce detrimental environmental impacts. As part of our ISO 9000 and 14001 accreditation, we have decided to offset our carbon emissions through The CarbonNeutral Company.
We are doing this by supporting the Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve on Borneo in Indonesia. This REDD+ project preserves carbon-dense tropical peat swamp by helping to halt deforestation of roughly 47,000 hectares of forest which was originally slated for conversion to palm oil plantations. The project focuses on both community development and biodiversity conservation, particularly the protection of the endangered Borneo Orangutan. In order to deliver on its goals, the project actively engages local communities to improve food security, income opportunities, health care and education.