Sustainable architecture is all about minimising the carbon footprint of a project, and at Brown & Brown we have always taken our responsibility to this seriously. We aim to tread lightly.
Everything – from choice of materials, how these are transported to site, transparency of the supply chain and supplier practices, to decisions around how to heat a home – has a consequence. All these elements contribute to the impact a building project will have on the environment.
We understand the gravity of making the best decisions we can and the potential burden of bad ones, or how seemingly small choices can be significant. For example, a green roof creates a microclimate for birds and beneficial insects but also reduces internal temperature in summer and insulates in winter. Using a building material shipped from overseas will typically have a greater carbon impact than a locally sourced one.
We will always design to current best practices and seek to understand the consequences of our decisions before we make them.
The following are just some examples of these principles in use on our projects: