As architects, masterplanners and designers, we are uniquely placed to initiate discussions with clients and the design team on environmental and sustainable design issues and advise on options and opportunities.
We are signatories of the Architects Declare movement, and the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge and are one of few architects to have signed up to the UN Global Compact. These commitments inform our environmental objectives and targets.
Our Head of Sustainability reports to the Operations Board and has responsibility for setting targets for the practice and for projects, ensuring that these are met. These include targeting Net-Zero Carbon on our projects. Our Sustainability Toolkit together with our Sustainability and Passive House experts assist project teams in delivering against these targets and records progress across the practice.
To ensure we are aligned with our built-environment colleagues and can work collaboratively to achieve these, we have adopted industry agreed performance targets and metrics, such as the RIBA 2030 Challenge and UKGBC Framework definition of Net-zero. These prioritise reducing carbon emission through better building performance and renewable technologies.