HTA wins Net Zero Architect of the Year at the BD AYA awards 2022
HTA is extremely proud to win Net Zero Architect of the Year at the BD AYA awards ceremony.
HTA Design are leaders in designing net zero homes. We have a separate unit within the practice to develop and lead on our approach to sustainable design on all projects, providing services to clients on energy, daylight, overheating, prefabrication, and manage sustainability and ISO 14001 certification across our four offices.
Since HTA made a firm commitment to the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge, there’s been a clear route map to achieve zero carbon through the process of predicted and measured performance of buildings at the design stage and in use. We engaged with all our clients to increase awareness and commitment to achieving this goal.
Our progress has made significant strides throughout 2021, resulting in HTA becoming leaders in reporting our energy performance and whole-life carbon emissions projects to RIBA.
Looking ahead, we have projects with local authorities where we are advising them on energy strategies. In other projects, we are helping large industrial clients develop prefabrication systems that will radically change how we build buildings, moving most labour off sites into clean factories, reducing embodied energy and improving the life quality for construction workers.
A crowning achievement of the past year was the completion of Ten Degrees in Croydon, at 44 storeys, the tallest modular building in the world, with embodied carbon reduced by up to 40% against traditional construction. Alongside this, the importance of nature in the places we design matured with evidence of biodiversity net gain being delivered across our various projects.
Internally all four studios report our carbon footprint annually and offset any remaining emissions to achieve carbon neutrality.
We believe that each project we embark on represents an excellent opportunity to raise awareness about the issue of environmental sustainability and adaptation to climate change among residents and community organisations in the areas where we operate.
We are beyond excited that the practice’s hard work has been recognised by the BD AYA awards committee.