We are committed to the politics & technics of sustainable design - and are determined that environmental sustainability should be fully integrated within all our projects, but not necessarily as the dominant agenda. We engage with environmental sustainability from the beginning of a project, an approach based on belief in the value of innovative and strategic - rather than bolt-on - technological measures. We prefer to find quiet but effective design strategies.
The construction industry accounts for almost 40% of energy-related emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2). Carbon emissions produced through these construction activity have a major impact on the climate and on biodiversity. For everyone working in the construction industry, meeting the needs of our society without breaching the earth’s ecological boundaries will demand a paradigm shift in our behaviour. Together with our clients, we will need to commission and design buildings, cities and infrastructures as indivisible components of a larger, constantly regenerating and self-sustaining system.