27 Aug '14, 8am

Here it is! This months Sustainability Journey: Hawkins Brown Architects @Hawkins_Brown #SustJourney

Here it is! This months Sustainability Journey: Hawkins Brown Architects @Hawkins_Brown #SustJourney

Whole life carbon is a topic that architects can have a huge impact on and Hawkins Brown are currently in partnership with a UCL EngD embodied carbon programme. Hawkins\Brown have a good portfolio of reuse of existing structures and work on the principle that retrofit is intrinsically more sustainable than demolishment/new build in embodied carbon terms. It would be interesting to see evidence of how embodied carbon features in new build projects as well. What would be even more encouraging is to see it submitting projects to the Embodied Carbon Database , helping to progress this agenda but also being able to give clients real metrics and the benefits of whole life carbon savings. Hawkins Brown is exploring the day to day impact of increased energy modelling and daylight testing through a research programme. In order to commit to this agenda, it is trying to adopt Buildin...

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