During these times, the construction industry joins various other sectors as we turn our attention to the environment and putting in sustainability measures into the work we do. Aiming to provide green sustainable architecture, we also look at contributing factors such as high energy costs, as well as the impact on global warming and climate change.
If you are concerned about how your construction project can be an environmentally friendly as possible, there are various aspects we can consider during our architectural process. For example, at the design stage, we can look at ways to make the building more energy efficient, such as extra insulation, rainwater harvesting, collecting grey water for hosepipes, and innovative heating systems. We can also incorporate solar energy and wind turbines into the design to make a self-sufficient energy system, and try to reuse building materials on site, where appropriate.
One example of sustainable architecture that we completed was with Green Energy Project Ltd. Here, we formed a ground-mounted solar collector array system, incorporating 2no array at 9m x 3m, which can generate approximately 8kWp of electricity, proving that it’s possible to meet your energy needs whilst also being kind to the planet.
Additionally, considering modern sustainable architecture in York, we also completed a job for 2no New Town houses that included luxurious underfloor heating using air source heat pumps. This met York city council’s Code 3 requirements for sustainable homes, referring to the fact the %5 of this energy was renewable. If you come to us with your project and are wondering how the building’s architecture can be sustainable, we will be there with plenty of ideas for sustainability.