Green Thinking

10.09.13

Sustainable Thinking
Scott Brownrigg is committed to providing innovative built solutions that preserve the natural environment. The practice has an extensive catalogue of internationally recognised sustainable projects. Red Kite House, (the Environment Agency’s regional HQ in Wallingford) set the standard for sustainable office design in 2005 and featured in the Government’s 2011 ‘Low Carbon Construction Action Plan’; 3 Assembly Square, Cardiff Bay appears in a review of the ‘World’s Greenest Buildings’; and Coleg Cymundel y Dderwen Secondary School in Wales is the 2013 BREEAM Education Award Winner and the UK’s first BREEAM Outstanding school of its kind.

As a central element within the design process, the practice is involved in a number of initiatives which help to raise the level of understanding and skills within this area.

Green Sky Thinking Sponsorship
In 2012 Scott Brownrigg sponsored Open-City’s annual Green Sky Thinking Week, the London-wide platform which highlights expertise, leadership and innovation in sustainable design and build. The activities across the week aimed to encourage cross-sector collaboration and a holistic approach to sustainability. As part of the programme, Director Ed Hayden hosted a talk on the practice’s carbon minus design for King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery. The regiment’s new BREEAM “Excellent” home in Woolwich, designed on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and Morgan Sindall uses sustainability as its driving feature and incorporates a unique bio-fuel strategy to achieve a carbon minus status.

Scott Brownrigg’s Green Week
Green Week was conceived by staff members with a passion for sustainable development. The annually held activity combines skills and expertise, whilst promoting green issues relevant to the business, by encouraging awareness, debate and interest. An additional aim of the week is to enable greater communication between sectors, services and offices through workshops, presentations, and staff social events. The week also focuses on the environmental impacts created at work, including reviewing office energy consumption and the services provided to clients.