Sustainable Design

Our commitment to ‘Environments that work’ includes energy conscious and sustainable design, thought through from first principles for every project. Reducing carbon emissions is fundamental, and using a ‘fabric first’ approach we consider:

  • Orientation
  • Well positioned windows for daylight and sunlight
  • Generous insulation for comfort
  • Thermal mass, to allow summer cooling
  • Efficient ventilation for air quality
  • The addition of renewable technologies, for savings in energy and emissions.

 

Sustainability is about much more than just energy efficiency. It requires a holistic approach to the planning and design of places that are popular, resource efficient, durable, flexible and inclusive.