A R T H U R A R C H I T E C T S
ENVIRONMENT DESIGN POLICY
Arthur Architects recognise the long term environmental impact of our designs. We are committed to exercising our professional skills in such a way as to minimise environmental impact in so far as this is possible within the instructions received from our clients. We encourage a sustainable approach to projects and Robin Arthur has experience of working on many highly regarded projects of this type, including Chapman Taylor's Cabot Circus that was aawarded First in its class by the BREEAM organisation. We are committed to : raise the awareness of clients about sustainability and environmental protection, and help the members of the design team to develop a shared vision of environmental aspirations. assess sites for their ecological value and microclimate, and ensure buildings make best use of the natural features of the site including sun, wind and landscape ascertain the potential for local power generation from renewable energy sources locally or on site ensure that biodiversity is protected or enhanced make best use of orientation and shape to reduce the need for artificial forms of conditioning operate a right-first-time culture for our production information in order to avoid wasteful site reworking minimise the use of construction materials, and specify materials and components with the optimum balance between environmental impact and performance in use ensure that building services are inherently efficient and controllable, and that metering encourages monitoring and management of resource use ensure that buildings are commissioned fully before handover, and that full operating manuals are provided
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