Sustainability is a fundamental aspect of all buildings and we believe it should be embraced as an opportunity to add value, promote innovation and enhance the environment within which we live. It requires a holistic approach and should be bedded into a building at the outset. At the core of this ‘green thinking’ approach is:
Above all, sustainability must be a practical attribute, neither bolted on as a series of clever accessories nor so overburdening or complex that it makes the building impractical. We work using the standards set out by Passivhaus principles as a framework. This requires a combination of energy conservation and utilising renewable energy sources to be effective.
A combination of passive and active mechanisms provide the best solutions which can include:
Used in selective combination to give the best and most appropriate benefit to each project: