Our ‘Eco Principles’ inform all of our projects. Whether we are working on a Low Energy Eco-Home or a major commercial / industrial project, C60 Architects and Town Planners always strive to provide the most environmentally sustainable solution.
“The best way to save money on energy is to use less energy…”
We have a deep understanding of how the design and construction of buildings influences their energy use (and therefore running costs). As certified Passive House/ Passivhaus designers we promote a ‘Fabric First’ approach to a building’s energy strategy.
Well insulated buildings where ventilation is controlled to prevent unwanted draughts can reduce the energy required to heat a normal family home by 75%. The savings can be even more dramatic for higher energy consumers such as care homes. With energy prices rising year on year, the cost savings over the livespan of the building far outweigh the 8-10% increased construction cost.
Before you fit solar panels or erect a wind turbine, follow these simple Eco-Principles to minimise the energy you will need in the first place…