Sustainability is a fundamental aspect of all buildings, and we believe it should be embraced as an opportunity to add value, promote innovative approaches and enhance the environment within which we live. It requires a holistic approach and should be bedded into a building at the outset. At RBC Architect, our approach is to:
- look at the fundamentals and do not over complicate. We will always seek to ensure that we highly insulate the building, orientate the building to maximise views whilst minimising unnecessary heat gain.
- be innovative with materials and renewable resources; but not to the detriment of the project.
- think about the maintenance and life span of materials; ensure that they are correctly sourced, sustainable and durable.
- ensure all sustainability must be a practical attribute, neither bolted on as a series of clever accessories nor so over burdening or complex that it makes the building impractical.