Sustainability & Zero Carbon Design

Sustainability and zero carbon design

Sustainability has long been a key factor in building design. As advocates of environmental architecture, Halliday Fraser Munro have always designed projects that optimise energy use in both construction and operation. However, the current climate crisis now means the environmental impact of buildings is more important than ever and the need for more sustainable building designs even greater.

Creating the blueprint for a brighter future

By prioritising environmental factors, and deploying innovation and ingenuity to design sustainable architecture, we have the power to reduce those percentages to zero. We can even deploy ecological building systems and renewable technologies to create sustainable buildings that will have a positive environmental impact over their lifespan.

True sustainability cannot be bolted on. That’s why we always consider the environmental impacts of any development project at the earliest possible point. The location and orientation of a building can have a strong bearing on its ultimate efficiency, so critical decisions must often take place long before the design work has even started.  

By working with us from the earliest planning stages, we can provide expert advice on how to maximise the sustainability of your project factoring in the environmental, climatic, accessibility and ecological aspects of the site.

Making a material difference to your buildings’ environmental impact

Our architects are fully aware of the environmental impacts of building materials and ecological building systems. Their designs deploy innovative approaches and technologies to help mitigate the use of materials like steel, aluminium and concrete. These will help you achieve the best possible energy savings and optimise your site’s potential to store carbon and generate renewable energy.

When redeveloping sites, we reuse or repurpose materials wherever possible to minimise carbon impacts and we will create new buildings with a cradle-to -cradle approach that will ensure that materials can be repurposed efficiently at the end of life.