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SUSTAINABILITY - Acheiving an Ecological Balance

Sustainability in Architecture has become essential.

It must be considered at all stages of design.

It should not override or be the raison d’être of the Architecture but should be integral and integrated.

Knott Architects takes a holistic approach to sustainability.

Good Architecture will allow for ‘greening’ without compromising the Concept of the Design.

Ultimately the way forward is towards buildings that produce zero (or even negative) carbon emissions in their production and use.

Alternative energy sources,
well insulated fabric, an airtight envelope, orientation, green or brown roofs, thermal mass, passive solar gain and shading, low energy use, high efficiency fittings and appliances, recycling/reuse of waste (grey) water and rain water, passive stack ventilation, heat pumps, harvesting solar or wind energy, flexibility of use and layout over lifecycle, recyclability…

…are all to be considered and used where appropriate and efficient.

Eco-friendly houses, Norfolk
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