Matthew Thomas from the Cardiff studio recently spoke to Business News Wales about HLM’s commitment to sustainability in the built environment.

“Our design philosophy has always placed people at its centre”

Driven by the RIBA’s eight sustainable outcomes for 2030 which HLM have committed to reach by 2025, the five studios are seeing increasing numbers of projects that aim to meet various sustainability targets.

Matthew talks through a number of projects that HLM have in their portfolio across the UK studios, including Tigh na Croit, the most northerly Passivhaus in the UK; the Ministry of Housing ‘Home of 2030’ Competition; Sheffield’s Heart of the City retrofit project and Two Bridges Academy, which is designed to be net zero carbon in use.

He also talks around the work that HLM are doing to upskill their teams across the UK, including passivhaus designers and retrofit coordinators, to ensure that every project utilises appropriate sustainable practices as much as possible. As one of the sustainability champions, Matthew also explains how they are developing a robust and coherent learning pathway initiative, equipping all employees with the knowledge and tools to fulfil the sustainability goals.

Listen to the full podcast here: A Commitment to a Sustainable Built Environment – Business News Wales

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