Our philosophy is to keep it simple and let the building do the lion’s share of the work.
There is a great deal of discussion around climate change and its causes; whether it is man-made or not. We prefer to take ourselves outside what is, sometimes, a heated debate, in order to gain a little clarity. The issue is simple – why waste a finite and valuable resource?
With energy costs rising and likely to continue to become a greater percentage of an organisation’s overhead (be that in running costs, transport or embodied energy in the building materials), the case to place energy efficiency, energy security and sustainability at the heart of any design is clear.
The efficient environmental performance of every building is of vital importance to us and we take a step-by-step approach and assess each individual project on its own merits to determine which particular methodologies are appropriate and of real value. It might seem obvious but our approach is to keep things simple and avoid ‘green-washing’ the design. In the first instance we will embed sustainable technologies in the design and try and make the building do much of the work itself by considering: