Low carbon buildings by design - new build
Dan Phillips and Mark Dowson, Buro Happold
Low carbon buildings provide healthy, productive and comfortable environments for home, work and play. They work in harmony with the natural world, are low carbon in construction and operation, accessible and flexible so that they have a long life and can be re-configured rather than dismantled as needs change.
Ultimately a low carbon building is only of value if it delivers real social needs and improves the physical environment in which it is built. To achieve these objectives requires vision, collaboration and commitment throughout the development process.
This briefing focuses on delivering low carbon buildings through the process of planning, design, construction and operation, highlighting the relationship between user need, physical form, intelligent systems and renewable technologies, together with the importance of teamwork and collaboration between the client, the delivery team and other stakeholders.
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