Low Carbon Technologies in Architecture
We seek to minimize the negative environmental impact of buildings by efficiency and moderation in the use of materials, energy, and development space and the ecosystem at large.
We have worked with clients who have a goal to be entirely self-sufficient, to projects that endeavour to teach visitors about sustainability, clients who need to meet Level 3 of the Code for Sustainable Homes to clients who simply want to reduce their running costs.
We look at the natural resources for renewable energy systems such as wind turbines or solarpanels and conditions at the site for the use of; rainwater capture, waste control, a hydro scheme or a woodboiler, incorporating these into the design wherever feasible.
It also means utilising materials that minimise the structure’s environmental footprint, whether that be due to energy-intensive manufacturing processes or long transport distances.
Sustainable materials include block work made from recycled cement, sheep’s wool for insulation and low emission solvent free adhesives.
Architecture continually evolves to meet societal demands. To achieve optimum energy efficiency in buildings, standards such as BREEAM and LEED have been put in place.
However, as scientific analysis and awareness of human mental health has come to the forefront, we now have placed the human aspect at the centre of our design process.