Sustainability

Sustainability is an integral part of good architecture and Allford Hall Monaghan Morris works hard to make the best use of the opportunities presented by each project. AHMM appreciates the importance of the social, environmental and economic issues and works to actively address them in a focused, committed and effective manner, promoting an intelligent and considered approach to the way buildings are designed, developed and enjoyed.
 

AHMM recognises the significance of the changing climate and considers both mitigation and adaptation to be crucially important to help avoid the unmanageable and manage the unavoidable. Using an in-house sustainability toolkit, AHMM aims to design buildings that are best prepared for future changes whilst considering their impacts from inception and construction to operation, re-use and beyond.
 

Mindful of the ‘performance gap’ AHMM works hard to understand how completed buildings operate, carrying out post occupancy evaluation where possible to assess everything from energy consumption to occupant well-being and productivity. This evaluation work is fed back to the practice to drive improvements in existing operations and to inform future design work.
 

AHMM has been ISO 14001 certified since 2009. We are currently upgrading our environmental and quality management systems to meet new 2015 ISO standards. We are also taking the opportunity to switch our certification to a UKAS accredited auditing body. We believe this change will improve the rigour of our auditing processes and help us to continually improve our environmental systems. We aim to have our new certificates in place by the middle of 2019.
 

Click the links below to read more about AHMM's approach to sustainability.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Open letter: Climate and biodiversity emergency

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris has joined fellow Stirling Prize winning practices in signing an open letter calling for architects and the wider construction industry to take collective action to address the climate and biodiversity emergency. You can read the letter here.