The UK government has now declared an environment and climate emergency with many local authorities, including Bristol, committing to being carbon neutral by 2030.
Architecture and construction will play a vital role in this change, with buildings currently accounting for nearly 40% of energy-related carbon dioxide. The construction, occupation and usage of the world’s buildings consumes about 50% of all raw materials annually.
What can we do?
I believe that it is important to design buildings which help to reduce the human impact upon the planet. My role as an architect is to guide the client through the construction process, helping them make more sustainable design decisions and delivering projects with high environmental standards and credentials. Not only will these projects be positive for the planet, but they will be cheaper to heat, easier to operate, healthier, and more comfortable than other buildings.