HCQS is reducing its Carbon Footprint

This means we are committed to calculating and reducing our impact on climate change  year-on-year in line with the global goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°C.

This has been independently validated by "Go Climate Positive".

About us

HCQS is a provider of Quantity Surveying and Legal Support Services for all sectors of the construction industry, with a specialism in Building Services.

Established in 1989, HCQS has provided, amongst other things, Specialist Quantity Surveying, M&E Design, Project Management, Cost Modelling, FM, Building Surveying and Legal Support Services to the construction industry.


We are committed to achieving the following targets:

  1. Achieve Net Zero emissions by 2050, reduction of 90%
  2. Reduce emissions from Scope 1 fuel for company vehicles by 4.2% each year
  3. Reduce emissions from Scope 1 & 2 office energy by 4.2% each year
  4. Reduce Scope 3 emissions by 2.5% each year


We have committed to reducing emissions over the next year by:

  1. Investigate replacing vehicles due for renewal in next 2 years with electric vehicles
  2. Perform heating timer/thermostat premises audit.

  3. Investigate opportunties to source office energy from a renewable provider and to fit energy saving lighting,

  4. Update Business Travel policy to encourage, where practical, virtual on-line meetings as opposed to face-to-face meetings involving travel
  5. Revise our sub-consultant ‘Professional Services Agreement’ to include 'promotion of working towards net zero emissions by 2050' & request monthly travelling data


Our Net Emissions is the total amount of greenhouse gases we produced in the year once the amount we saved has been taken into account.

Net Emissions


Carbon Footprint

This is the total amount of greenhouse gases we produced in the year.

Actual Emissions



Equivalent to


flights London-New York

Carbon Handprint

This is the total amount of greenhouse gases we saved in the year.

Offsets Purchased



Emissions Avoided



Emissions Intensity


tCO2e per £m revenue


This chart shows how our emissions have changed over the last 5 years.

‘Go Climate Positive’ is a membership programme that makes it easy for businesses to calculate, reduce and offset their carbon emissions. It is designed to adhere to the GHG Protocol Corporate Standard and Corporate Value Chain Standard.

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