We have a holistic approach to design which considers any number of factors relevant to that particular project. Sustainability is always one of the key considerations because of our responsibility as architects to reduce the impact our designs have on the environment and ensuring that they contribute positively to society.
We believe in a collaborative approach to sustainability that fully engages the client, design team and other stakeholders to develop a solution that considers energy, water, materials, waste, transport, pollution, ecology and health & wellbeing.
Reducing energy use is fundamental and we follow the Lean, Clean, Green approach engaging closely with the services consultant in particular:
Reducing energy demand through good design considering; orientation, daylight, natural ventilation, airtightness, solar control, external envelope specification and glazing in particular.
Working with consultants and contractors to ensure energy efficient and appropriate services strategies are developed including controls and monitoring.
Challenging and encouraging appropriate use of low carbon and renewable technologies that are fully integrated into the design.