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UK Architects Declare Climate and Biodiversity Emergency

Updated: Dec 1, 2023

AHP have joined over 1000 other architectural practices in signing a declaration which aims to raise awareness of the climate and biodiversity emergencies and the urgent need for action amongst our clients and supply chains.

The aim of the declaration includes committing to:

· Advocating for faster change in our industry towards regenerative design practices.

· Establishing climate and biodiversity mitigation principals as the key measure of our industry success.

· Sharing knowledge and research to that end of an open-source basis.

· Evaluating all new projects against the aspiration to contribute positively to mitigating climate breakdown and encourage our clients to adopt this approach.

· Upgrading existing buildings as a more carbon efficient alternative to demolition where viable.

· Adopting more regenerative design principles in our offices, with the aim of designing architecture and urbanism that goes beyond the standard of net zero in carbon use.

· Collaborating with engineers, contractors, and clients to further reduce construction waste.

· Minimising wasteful use of resources in architecture and urban planning, both in quantum and in detail.

While also on the road to achieving Net Zero, we are aiming to commit to the above where possible and continue to play our part in reducing carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere.


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