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Our approach to
sustainable design

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?

As the cost of living soars due to the ever-increasing prices of gas and electricity, many people will be looking for ways to lower their usage. That's why we offer sustainability assessments.

By combining both fabric and energy focused approaches, we can find you the best solution to make your home easier to heat in winter, and keep it cooler in summer. We offer this service with our design work or as an independent report.


How do we develop a sustainable brief?

At an early stage of a project we look to develop a carefully considered environmental brief which is tailored for the client’s project, site, budget and aspirations. This includes:

  • Introducing the client to possible grants/funding available for renewable energy generation or for using particular materials.

  • Exploring possible routes to sustainability including using low impact materials and processes, reducing energy consumption of the building though a passivhaus method or generation of energy from the building.

  • Setting sustainability goals which will be measured and assessed once the building is completed.

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