Stiff+Trevillion signs up to #ArchitectsDeclare

1 Jun 2019

Stiff+Trevillion has joined key voices in the UK's architectural profession by signing and supporting the Declaration of a Climate and Biodiversity Emergency.

Alongside the founding signatories, S+T have joined the movement to make their profession part of the solution, not contributors to the problem of climate change.  

As supporters, Stiff+Trevillion will seek to: 

  • Raise awareness of the climate and biodiversity emergencies and the urgent need for action amongst our clients and supply chains. 
  • Advocate for faster change in our industry towards regenerative design practices and a higher Governmental funding priority to support this.
  • Establish climate and biodiversity mitigation principles as the key measure of our industry’s success: demonstrated through awards, prizes and listings.
  • Share knowledge and research to that end on an open source basis.
  • Evaluate all new projects against the aspiration to contribute positively to mitigating climate breakdown, and encourage our clients to adopt this approach.
  • Upgrade existing buildings for extended use as a more carbon efficient alternative to demolition and new build whenever there is a viable choice. 
  • Include life cycle costing, whole life carbon modelling and post occupancy evaluation as part of our basic scope of work, to reduce both embodied and operational resource use. 
  • Adopt more regenerative design principles in our studios, with the aim of designing architecture and urbanism that goes beyond the standard of net zero carbon in use. 
  • Collaborate with engineers, contractors and clients to further reduce construction waste.
  • Accelerate the shift to low embodied carbon materials in all our work.
  • Minimise wasteful use of resources in architecture and urban planning, both in quantum and in detail.

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Stiff+Trevillion signs up to #ArchitectsDeclare