Sustainability

Whether considering the global scale of climate change or the local scale of transport or ecology, we recognise that the impact of design on the wider and local environments can have a lasting effect and we strive for this effect to be overwhelmingly positive.
 
We have extensive experience of the BREEAM and Code for Sustainable Homes assessment methods, and have designed and delivered BREAM Excellent and Very Good buildings. This enables us to quickly evaluate best practice for passive solar design, ‘fabric first’ principles for envelope design, materials selection for longevity and low maintenance, as well as assisting with reduction of energy consumption and exploring opportunities for use of on-site renewable energy systems.
 
Sustainability is not just and carbon or energy use. We also consider the following: Transport impacts (maximising links and proximity to public transport), Ecology (maximising opportunities for habitat and species improvements), Wellbeing (using natural light, views, amenity space), Water Consumption (using grey water harvesting, low consumption sanitary fittings), Use of Materials (using local materials with low-carbon footprints), Waste (by maximising opportunities for recycling during construction and building use) as well as Light Pollution, Building Use and Maintenance.
 
We are able to assist and advise Clients on maximising the benefits of design sustainably, which produce win-win for clients and environment alike.