Faithful+Gould Launches New Sustainability Service in China

Christie Chua
Faithful+Gould, the worldwide construction project and cost management consultant, is growing its carbon and sustainability service with the opening of a new office in Suzhou, China.

The new office will specialise in delivering sustainability services to clients and will house 20 staff. The office’s sole focus on carbon and sustainability reflects the growth in demand for such services which the project and cost management consultant is seeing throughout China and across the Asia Pacific region. In particular, new work from high profile clients including CapitaLand, IKEA, Tensent and BASF has underpinned this demand for these energy services.

Total staff numbers for Faithful+Gould in the Asia Pacific region will rise to over 200 after the opening of this new office, scheduled to open on Monday 7th May. The team will concentrate on delivering a range of key services including strategic sustainability consulting, energy auditing and retrofits, energy master planning and building controls and automation.

The launch of the office continues the commitment that Faithful+Gould has to the region where the company is driving to achieve at least 20% of its business from Asia by 2016.

The office in Suzhou is Faithful+Gould’s fourth base in China, complementing its existing offices in Shanghai, Shenzen and Beijing and takes the total number of Faithful+Gould offices to 52 worldwide. The recent expansion confirms Faithful+Gould’s position as one of the leading providers of energy solutions in China.

"We firmly believe in the importance of being local. Only by having people based in our clients’ locations can we truly understand our market and their needs."

Barry Piper, director of Asia Pacific

Barry Piper, Faithful+Gould’s director of Asia Pacific and country head, says: “We firmly believe in the importance of being local. Only by having people based in our clients’ locations can we truly understand our market and their needs. Sustainability and energy continue to be a key part of our growth plans in China and our new dedicated office for energy services puts down a clear marker of our commitment to truly help our clients solve their sustainability and energy challenges.”