Bennetts Associates has signed the UK Green Building Council's open letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer regarding the upcoming environment bill. The letter, coordinated in collaboration with GreenerUK, urges the government to set legally binding targets to achieve its environmental goals.
Founding Director Rab Bennetts told the Architects' Journal ''We’ve long believed that we all need objective measures for environmental protection and have ourselves signed up to a UN-driven scheme for science-based targets that focus on every aspect of our business, including our design work. We hope that UKGBC’s initiative in lobbying the government will help focus attention on matters that have been neglected during the Brexit paralysis.''
Bennetts Associates is a founding member of the UKGBC, a multi-disciplinary network of committed organisations who aim to improve the sustainability of the built environment by transforming how it's planned, designed, constructed, maintained and operated.
Above: 11-21 Canal Reach, office development on target to achieve a BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ rating with the additional ambition of reducing its embodied carbon emissions to the lowest for this type of building in the UK.