Duncan Baker-Brown lends his expertise to the third in a series of videos by the Architects’ Journal on whole-life carbon.
Mina Hasman, associate at SOM and member of RIBA Commission on Ethics and Sustainable Development
Hero Bennet, principal sustainability consultant at Max Fordham
Duncan Baker-Brown, director of BBM Sustainable Design
Anthony Thistleton, founder and director of Waugh Thistleton Architects
Simon Sturgis, managing partner at Targeting Zero and chair of RIBA Sustainable Futures Group
Architects can take a number of steps to reduce whole-life carbon in the projects they’re working on, including following the principles of passive design, specifying materials that are long-lasting and renewable, and designing buildings to not only last a long time but to be easily deconstructed in the future and act as ‘material banks’. The way we think about architecture’s impact on carbon should be holistic; we need to move on from seeing the design and construction process as linear and start conceiving it as a circular, closed loop process.
Get in touch with BBM’s new circular economy consultancy, BBM Closing the Loop, to find out how your project could reduce it’s whole-life carbon! Find out more information here.