Sustainability has long been at the forefront of our work and creating sustainable design solutions is always a consideration, from project inception through to completion. An innate sense of passive sustainable solutions within our design work, backed up by a solid knowledge base and understanding of renewable technologies, helps to ensure that projects are both buildable and innovative, appropriate to the specific site constraints and opportunities.
"Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."
(Brundtland Report, 1987 – United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development, Our Common Future.)
BREEAM (Building Research Establishment’s Environmental Assessment Method) is the world’s most widely used measure to describe a building’s environmental performance. Our specialist staff can provide consultancy and assessment services for BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment Assessments and BREEAM UK New Construction, from the concept design stage right through to practical completion.
We are also able to produce Energy Reports and Sustainability Reports for the purposes of planning applications.
KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER PARTNERSHIP
In addition to our experience in Sustainable Design, Clive Chapman Architects benefits from a longstanding relationship with Kingston University's Archilab, the Architectural Science and Technology Laboratory.
We have already begun working with several local Housing Associations carrying out POE of a number of their dwellings. The findings of this initial research have been fed back and have informed changes to both their Design Philosophy and Employers Requirements.
Our research structure is designed to promote collaboration, effectively forming a centralised sustainability resource for all of our clients.
Our portfolio of Exemplar Sustainable Design can be viewed here.