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.

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris is a proud member of the UK Green Building Council, AHMM’s operations and design processes are ISO 14001 certified and the organisation is frequently shortlisted for the AJ100 ‘Most Sustainable Practice of the Year’ award, winning the title in 2011.

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