2020 has been an uncertain year for all, however what is certain is a global effort is needed to reduce our carbon emissions and restore our natural habitats and ecosystems, requiring wide-spread change to our lifestyles and practices. As architects and designers with in an industry accounting for nearly 40% of energy-related CO2 emissions, B+S have committed to do better. In doing so we are now signatories to Architect Declare: Climate & Biodiversity Emergency movement and signed up to the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge, setting target reductions in both operational energy and embodied carbon by 2030. Furthermore, we also committed to the process of becoming a carbon neutral practice in our operation as a priority to ensure our day to day activates have no impact on our environment.
Part of our journey will be to continually improve our knowledge of technical standards and challenge the way we design from first principle to further maximise building performance through orientation, form, fabric, materials, detail and services. This will involve the introduction of a sustainable outcomes checklist for all new projects to assess the sustainable opportunities and potential deliverable outcomes on all new projects from inception.
We look forward to our transition into a zero carbon world, and hoping you will join us on this journey.