It is generally accepted that global warming is due to rising atmospheric concentrations of ‘greenhouse’ gases – most importantly carbon dioxide and methane.
Buildings are single handedly responsible for an estimated 40% (according to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development) of the industrialised society’s greenhouses gases, while transport accounts for a further 25%.
It is clear that our profession has a major role to play if we are to make our society more sustainable.
As architects, we are therefore fully committed to designing truly sustainable and socially responsible developments.
From the inception of any project, we are fully aware of the environmental impacts our designs have and the responsibility that goes with delivering them.