The objective was to engage participants and create consciousness about the impact of design strategies on the environment, operations and people. Illustrating a series of case studies, we showed how M Moser challenges workplaces to reduce their climate impact and to achieve net zero.
Thanks to a valuable combination of expertise, our multidisciplinary team has developed a framework of change to reduce the carbon impact of buildings. The presentation explained relevant methodologies and techniques — from site selection and orientation, through passive, responsible design, to a holistic measurable matrix.
Christine and Julian shared a model for sustainable, healthy architecture that respects materials, space, people and the planet. It consists of four interrelated cornerstones:
- Context: beginning the decarbonisation journey with site selection and orientation.
- Implementation: articulating and classifying critical drivers for decarbonisation.
- Embodied carbon: defining embodied and operational carbon, as well as the operational critical aspects of specifications in relation to carbon.
- Impact on people and the planet: acknowledging the impact of design, construction and the operational periods of a building’s lifecycle. Understanding that buildings, and the health of people and planet are interdependent.
All of the above are essential to taking an effective and responsible approach to decarbonisation through design.
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