Co Create Architects is proud to announce that we have officially signed up to Architects Declare, a global movement of architects and designers committed to taking urgent action on the climate and biodiversity crisis.
We believe that as architects and designers, we have a unique and vital role to play in creating a more sustainable future for all. Architects Declare is an important step for us to take in this direction, as it represents a collective effort to reduce the embodied carbon in the built environment.
Embodied carbon refers to the carbon emissions associated with the production and transportation of building materials, as well as the energy required for construction. It's an often-overlooked aspect of sustainability, but it's crucial to consider in order to achieve a truly low-carbon built environment.
We at Co Create Architects believe in using life-cycle analysis as a tool to identify the embodied carbon in our projects. This approach allows us to take into account the entire life of a building, from the extraction of raw materials to the end of its useful life, and the carbon emissions associated with each stage.
By identifying the embodied carbon in our projects, we can make informed decisions about the materials we use and the design choices we make. We can also communicate the environmental impact of our projects to our clients, helping them make more sustainable choices.
We are committed to reducing embodied carbon in our projects as much as possible, and we are exploring a range of options, such as using low-carbon materials, designing for disassembly and incorporating renewable energy sources.
We believe that Architects Declare is an important step in the right direction and we look forward to working with other architects and designers to create a more sustainable built environment for the future. We are committed to the principles of Architects Declare and the use of embodied carbon analysis in our design process, and we hope that by joining this movement we can encourage other architects to do the same. In this way, we can make a meaningful impact on the climate crisis and create a more sustainable future for all.