Approximately half of the UK’s carbon dioxide emissions come from the construction and use of buildings. We take our responsibility to minimise the environmental impact of our work seriously and apply this to all design stages, from concept to construction and throughout the lifecycle of a building.
Rather than simply terming buildings ‘sustainable’, we promote sustainability both in the way we operate and in our approach to design. We have an experienced team with particular skills and expertise in this area, including a Certified Passive House Designer.
We are increasingly being asked by our clients to go beyond minimum regulation standards and have successfully designed and delivered many low energy developments. We believe that providing energy efficient buildings does not have to be a complicated endeavour; a simple fabric first approach together with an informed design can offer significant environmental benefits.
During the early stages of the design process, we use energy-modelling software to help shape our proposals for maximum efficiency at an affordable cost. In this way, the needs of our clients, end users and the environment are combined to achieve a high quality, low impact building that is comfortable and affordable.
We are continually assessing and improving our skills in order to deliver better buildings for our clients and end users. A building’s success can only be established by engaging with its entire lifecycle and so we analyse detailed post-occupation feedback to continually improve the design process and performance of our buildings.