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Sustainability

Sustainability Goals

At PiP, we believe that as architects we have a responsibility to design and build low energy buildings; creating spaces that focus closely on maintaining the occupants comfort through minimal means.  Our strategy considers sustainable design from the outset, often with subtle solutions which are integrated into the architecture itself.

 

As part of our efforts of reaching the Global Climate Challenge of Zero Carbon Emissions, we offer new sustainable services such as Passivhaus design (a building that uses minimal energy to keep it warm), biophilic design (buildings that connect people and nature) and sustainable building design simulations. We always consider the built environment as a way of creating solutions that respond to the environment.

Environmental Strategy Sketc Utilising GSHP MVHR Passive Solar Gains and High Performance Thermal Envelope

Passivhaus

Passivhaus design conceives of buildings that use minimal energy to keep warm. This can also include the integration of low-energy and renewable technologies into the building fabric to reduce energy consumption.

Sustainable Design

Through building design simulations, we can evaluate the impact our design has on the environment prior to the construction phase of a project. Our strategy considers sustainable design from the outset, often with subtle solutions which are integrated into the architecture itself.

Biophilic Design

We incorporate biophilic elements within our designs. This means connecting human experience with the natural environment, such as natural daylighting, ventilation and the use of natural materials such as timber and stone.