Sustainability in Architectural Design

Eco-Homes & Environmentally-Friendly Development

Designed for the Future

Designing sustainable homes and commercial buildings means using appropriate materials and systems. U-Values and SAP Energy Ratings guide the decision-making process and reduce the carbon footprint of your project.

Environmentally sympathetic materials specification ensures the use of local and renewable material sources. Construction materials should be ethically sourced from Certified forest systems.

Energy Efficiency

Maximum energy efficiency can be achieved with the use of condenser boilers, A+ rated appliances and washing lines. Renewable energy can easily be provided through solar energy, wind turbines and ground source heat pumps.

Recycling

Encourage optimum recycling with dedicated recycling space, internal containers for food waste and external boxes for packaging.

Natural Light

At ADC, we understand the importance of light in homes. We maximise natural light and solar heat gains through carefully-placed glazing and specify high levels of low-energy lighting.

Transport Connections

A highly sustainable development can be easily achieved by studying the local amenities and infrastructure of local public transport services, as well as secure cycle storage, and a home office to reduce the need for commuting.

Water

Water usage is an integral element to a sustainable development. We encourage the re-use of roof water by the specification of grey water and irrigation systems. We also design to reduce surface run off by a minimum of 50%.

A Holistic Approach to Sustainable Development

Through considered design of the building surroundings we maximise the ecological value of a site. We encourage contractors to use sustainable construction techniques by providing a Site Waste Management Statement to detail on-site recycling systems.
We advise on all ECOHomes and Code for Sustainable Homes issues in our designs.

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