All construction projects have some impact on the environment.

Our commitment, as responsible architects, is to do as much as we can to ensure our activities minimise this impact.

We do this through research and innovation, continuous professional development, by keeping our clients informed and by ensuring our studio culture prioritises sustainability.

We stand for:

  • Authenticity
  • Creativity
  • Drive
  • Honesty
  • Kindness
  • Positivity
  • Professionalism

These values extend to our approach to sustainability and a practical focus on our clients’ needs.

During the building design process, we aim to:

  1. Maximise the use of natural light and reduce the energy needed for artificial light
  2. Use thermal mass and insulation strategies to reduce the energy needed for heating
  3. Specify energy-efficient materials, fixtures and fittings where applicable
  4. Promote the use of renewable energy generation, including solar and wind
  5. Be mindful of water usage
  6. Consider embodied carbon alongside carbon footprint
  7. Promote health and well-being
  8. Be respectful of the natural environment
  9. Encourage the retrofit of older properties
  10. Encourage efficient land use
  11. Collaborate with experienced and knowledgeable sustainability specialists

On a practical level, we aim to:

  1. Reduce energy use at our studio and buy energy from renewable sources
  2. Minimise paper use
  3. Carry out meetings via videoconferencing where possible, to reduce the need to travel

RIBA sustainable outcomes guide

The Royal Institute of British Architects has lots of information about sustainability, including guidance on targeting, designing and evaluating sustainable outcomes for buildings of all scales. You can find the guide by following this link.