January 27, 2020
ECD Architects have signed an open letter declaring a climate and biodiversity emergency and calling for the construction industry to commit to positive action. This call to action invites all UK architectural practices to join the 17 founding signatories in demanding a shift in the industry’s philosophy to meet the needs of our society without breaching the earth’s ecological boundaries.
The declaration highlights the fact that buildings and construction account for almost 40% of energy-related CO2 emissions, and impact significantly on natural habitats.
The group therefore calls for architects, together with clients and consultants, to “commission and design buildings, cities, and infrastructures as indivisible components of a larger, constantly regenerating and self-sustaining system.”
For 40 years ECD have been designing high quality, sustainable buildings that have a positive impact on the community and social change.
We are committed to strengthening our working practices to create architecture that has a positive impact on the environment, and we continue to place sustainable design at the core of our ethos.
We encourage every UK architectural practice to join by signing the declaration.