Clague recognises that the design, construction and management of buildings has a significant effect on local and global environment issues, including climate change through carbon emissions, pollution and resource depletion. There are all considered at each stage of the design process, at both the macro and micro scale.
Our sustainable philosophy extends to the social sustainability of our proposals, which always aim to create a strong sense of place for the benefit of the end user, occupiers and the wider community.
Our sustainable values
Many of our proposed schemes are on sites, or adjacent to sites that have existing ecology. Our approach is to protect and enhance the existing habitat, incorporating habitat enhancements within the open space that is often central to our schemes.
As a practice we adopt an architecturally led holistic approach. One that initially looks at improving the performance of the buildings fabric before looking at the introduction of sustainable technologies. This approach provides the most cost effective long term CO2 emission reductions throughout the buildings life cycle.
We strive to conserve natural resources by ensuring that our architecture is adaptable to the changing needs of its occupiers / end users to ensure longevity. Where possible we aim to specify natural materials that are durable and have longevity throughout the projects life cycle.