To meet net zero by 2050 is no easy feat, but to even have a chance at meeting this, immediate action is needed to help countries on this path. That is why the COP26 is asking countries to be bold and ambitious about reducing their emissions targets by 2030.
The construction industry is the UK’s biggest consumer of natural resources. It uses an estimated 400m tonnes of material every year. Much of which has large emission either with production or transportation. That coupled with the waste produced from the industry makes for pretty grim figures.
It is at the heart of what we do as Architects’ and Designers’ at HAPA, but we can always do better. This year we have implemented projects with off-site prefabrication to reduce waste, designed extremely low energy dwellings, retrofitting existing properties and always with a conscientious material pallet in mind. All of which have stood up to our design led ethos.
Ecologically minded building design doesn’t have to come at the cost of aesthetics, it should enhance it.