Architects show support for new RIBA sustainability guide

The Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) new guide for sustainability released to aid professionals address the issue of climate emergency has been welcomed by architects.

Entitled the ‘Sustainable Outcomes Guide’, the new publication identifies and lists eight specific goals architecture practices both large and small can aim towards, based on precise design principles.

The guide’s listed outcomes are all in line with the Sustainable Development Goals set out by the UN and include a sustainable water cycle, net zero embodied carbon and zero operational carbon.

Alan Jones, President of RIBA, encouraged all members of the institute as a “matter of urgency” to utilise the guidelines.

The document has been designed to support the RIBA’s 2030 Climate Challenge, a new initiative to urge all chartered practices to reach net zero carbon for every retro-fitted and new building by 2030.

Architects from across the United Kingdom have welcomed the guide calling it:

‘Compulsory Christmas reading for the entire profession.’

Jonathan Hines, Managing Director for Architype, stated the new guide and RIBA’s 2030 challenge provided architects with great foundations to help them design more sustainably. He added his hopes that practices will be able to develop the skills and rigour to meet the challenges of environmentally sustainable building.

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Posted by Mark
December 17, 2019
Sustainability

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