Acting as a catalyst for thought leadership at the practice, the Sustainability Group looks at ways to advance our sustainable design processes. Working directly with the design teams, it delivers insight, informs direction, and measures improvements, to develop a sustainable vision for projects carried out by the practice.
The Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) is widely used in the UK to assess new and existing building types. Standard assessment types exist for common building types and BREEAM ‘Other Buildings’ can be used to tailor criteria for the assessment of unusual and unique buildings. BREEAM is now also available in Europe and the EU and is being developed in other countries around the world.
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System? encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices through the creation and implementation of universally understood and accepted tools and performance criteria.