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We're members of the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC)

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by AHR


We're delighted to join the 400+ organisations part of the UKGBC, an industry-led network with a mission to radically improve the sustainability of the built environment.

At our practice, a commitment to sustainability is shared by all. It is intertwined in everything we do, from our projects to our working practices.

Becoming a member of the UKGBC cements our dedication to sustainability whilst providing us with valuable resources, networking opportunities, and access to the latest industry knowledge.

I am delighted that we are members of the UKGBC, one of the most influential voices we have in the UK on climate change who have been instrumental in helping to develop Net Zero Carbon standards and championing their use on all construction projects.”

Robert Hopkins

Director and Head of Sustainability

Sustainability has long been central to the ethos of our practice.

We focus on three connected pillars that, together, work to improve the lives of individuals and communities, support long-term economic efficiency and address the climate crisis to protect our planet for future generations.

Discover more about our insights on sustainability

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Delivering sustainability

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Replacement Woodmill and St Columba's High Schools

Supporting a forward-thinking, environmentally conscious design approach, which will shape, inspire and support the community in the coming years, our design is based on Passivhaus standards.

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The Spine

Designed with a philosophy that people will feel healthier when they walk out of the building than when they walk in, The Spine is one of the few certified WELL Platinum buildings in the UK.

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Sovereign Design House

We have designed the building to maximise efficiency, with the café naturally ventilated, automated windows operated via CO2 and rain activated sensors to manage the building’s temperature through the building management system.

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Liverpool's first net-zero carbon building, surrounding by new areas of biophilia inspired green, public realm. 

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Calderdale Council Framework

Our long-term partnership with Calderdale Council has been supported by our multi-discipline expertise, and we provide services and solutions which cover the full life-cycle of their estate. From new-build projects, refurbishments, redevelopments, to asset management, portfolio rationalisation and survey programmes.

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Daphne Steele Building

Forming part of the new national health and research innovation campus, the development is designed with people's wellbeing at the heart. 

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IMPACT building for Swansea University

With sustainability weaving throughout the design, we ensured the building has minimal impact on the local and global environment through the use of thermal solar collector technology, natural ventilation strategies, photovoltaic panels and a living wall.

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Notre Dame Catholic Sixth Form College

The new expansion incorporates rooftop PV solar panels for sustainable energy generation and utilises energy-efficient LED lighting. As well as making a positive contribution to the decarbonisation of the college's estate, via air source heat pumps supported by photovoltaics. 

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Birkenhead High School Academy

We successfully delivered lower maintenance costs through overall improvement of energy systems including the use of full height glazing, maximising natural daylight.

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Supporting our three pillar commitment to sustainability

We are committed to minimising the footprint of our projects, by applying innovative design practices, delivering long-term future proof solutions and engaging directly with local communities. Principles which resonate with the UKGBC’s mission to drive the transformation of the built environment towards a more sustainable and environmentally responsible future.

Our collaboration with the UKGBC supports our contribution to the collective effort to create greener, more sustainable and community-driven built environments, strengthening the cause of sustainable development in the UK.

Do you know about our Retrofit Toolkit? It was developed as a response to the growing appetite to consider retrofitting the existing UK building stock to Net Zero Carbon (NZC).

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