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Architects Declare Climate & Biodiversity Emergency

We will seek to:

  • Raise awareness of the climate and biodiversity emergencies and the urgent need for action amongst our clients and supply chains.

  • Advocate for faster change in our industry towards regenerative design practices and a higher Governmental funding priority to support this.

  • Establish climate and biodiversity mitigation principles as the key measure of our industry’s success: demonstrated through awards, prizes and listings.

  • Share knowledge and research to that end on an open source basis.

  • Evaluate all new projects against the aspiration to contribute positively to mitigating climate breakdown, and encourage our clients to adopt this approach.

  • Upgrade existing buildings for extended use as a more carbon efficient alternative to demolition and new build whenever there is a viable choice.

  • Include life cycle costing, whole life carbon modelling and post occupancy evaluation as part of our basic scope of work, to reduce both embodied and operational resource use.

  • Adopt more regenerative design principles in our studios, with the aim of designing architecture and urbanism that goes beyond the standard of net zero carbon in use.

  • Collaborate with engineers, contractors and clients to further reduce construction waste.

  • Accelerate the shift to low embodied carbon materials in all our work.

  • Minimize wasteful use of resources in architecture and urban planning, both in quantum and in detail.


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