At HTA Design, we are committed to doing all we can to mitigate the climate emergency and we invite our clients and collaborators to share that priority.
At HTA Design we are signatories to the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge (https://www.architecture.com/about/policy/climate-action/2030-climate-challenge) our commitment to minimising climate change through our work. The RIBA Climate Challenge provides helpful, deliverable targets for project teams to aim for, particularly on energy use, embodied carbon and water consumption in buildings. It also seeks to minimise overheating, improve indoor climate and sustain levels of daylight.
All our fee proposals include for the time necessary to make the relevant calculations and recommend strategies for project teams to consider, in line with the RIBA 2020 Plan of Work and our standard services. This also means carrying out a basic Post Occupancy Evaluation (Stage 6 of the Plan of Work), to review success in delivering Climate Challenge objectives, hopefully with the support of our clients and co-consultants.
Our ambitions to contribute to minimising the impacts of climate change through our work cannot be delivered without the support of the entire project team – clients, co-consultants and constructors. On all of our projects we therefore seek fruitful collaboration as we move together towards the creation of ever more efficient, less wasteful buildings and neighbourhoods that support increased biodiversity and human wellbeing.