An environmental and climate emergency forms the central challenge which we must respond to as a sector. Reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions is influencing every aspect of our lives.
As signatories to the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge and Architects’ Declare we are committed to supporting our clients, and the wider built environment, with the climate challenges we all face.
Our Zero Carbon Today methodology provides an achievable route to reaching Net Zero Carbon today across new-builds and refurbishments.
We can draw upon our multi-service, sector and geographical model to access comprehensive cross-discipline data and expertise. This has enabled us to create an achievable route to reach both the 2050 UK Net Zero target and many local authorities’ earlier target dates.
The current performance of the education estate is contributing to increasing carbon. Our methodology delivers Net Zero Carbon, building upon key lessons learned and the close examination of our broad dataset.
AHR's Zero Carbon Today schools methodology: Steps to Zero
Our Zero Carbon Today methodology builds upon the most relevant parts of existing guidance and standards to create a cost effective Net Zero Carbon solution.
Why has AHR created a Zero Carbon Today methodology?
We have designed and delivered over 3,000 schools successfully as a practice, across the UK and internationally.
We have created and refurbished schools across every school typology and across a wide range of sites, scales and locations.
This significant data set is key to creating a reliable and robust methodology that achieves Net Zero Carbon across every scenario.
Our ongoing, collaborative relationship with relevant Government education departments strengthens our knowledge