The race to Net Zero – lets all play our part

Fascinating market research with architects and designers, and the headlines at their events so far this year. Everything from sustainable living to circular economy, new build housing versus existing renovations, changes to building regulations, design and aesthetics, and much more.

Its great to see we are on a path, hoping to bridge the gap between theory, practice and policy.

The industry have called it; 2021 the year of climate change action and in particular over 1000 architects have signed a declaration.

UK Architects Declare Climate and Biodiversity Emergency

“The twin crises of climate breakdown and biodiversity loss are the most serious issue of our time. Buildings and construction play a major part, accounting for nearly 40% of energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions whilst also having a significant impact on our natural habitats.”

The declaration highlights key areas including: regenerative design principles, collaboration with suppliers to reduce waste and a shift to low embodied carbon materials. These practices have pledged to create an industry that has a more positive impact on the world around us.

In addition, its good to see initiatives like the LETI Climate Emergency Design Guide 2020.

Its great to see how architects and their industry colleagues can respond to the climate emergency by embracing the whole-life carbon agenda and the principles of the circular economy.


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