It has never been more important to design buildings to minimise their impact on global warming. We are committed to ensuring that sustainability is at the forefront of our design considerations
We encourage our clients to think not just about the construction cost of their projects but also the long-term cost of running them–and of the impact on the environment that their project will have.
Sustainable technologies that we suggest are considered for their potential value early in the design process include:
PV Solar Panels
Solar Thermal Panels for hot water
Ground Source Heat Pumps
Air Source Heat Pumps
Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR)
Grey Water Recycling
We also endorse the BREEAM principles of
- Whole Life Performance
- Health and Social Impact Performance
- Circularity and Resilience, by:
Encouraging durable design for resilient and longer-lasting assets.
Ensuring materials are sourced responsibly.
Reducing water and energy consumption.
Providing methods of waste reduction.
- Biodiversity, through:
Developing strategies that restore and protect biodiversity.
Aligning with initiatives such as the Sustainable Development Goals to help apply high-level nature protection principles.
Through nature to improve the health and wellbeing of building users.
We recently completed Green Lodge: a new 4-bed detached eco-home overlooking Mote Park in Maidstone.
It is designed almost to Passivhaus standards and employs MVHR, sedum roofs, triple glazing, passive solar gain, rainwater harvesting and high levels of insulation and air-tightness.