HLM Architects has become a new member of the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) and will help push forward its vision of promoting better sustainability across the built environment
The UKGBC is a charity with over 400 member organisations spanning the entire property sector and aims to unite the industry promoting sustainability as a catalyst to positively transform the places where people live and work every day.
Its mission includes helping industry mitigate and adapt to climate change, eliminate waste by maximising resource efficiency, embrace and restore nature and biodiversity, optimise the health and wellbeing of people, and create long-term value.
As part of that goal, the charity launched a 10-year plan ‘Ambitions for 2027’, which features a roadmap offering clarity, cohesion, and leadership in order to drive forward its ambition for a more sustainable and wellbeing-focussed built environment.
Simon Bell, Director and Sustainability Champion, HLM Architects, said: “We are very pleased to have joined the UKGBC, which will help initiate change and encourage more environmentally-sound practices across the industry. With the built environment accounting for as much as 39% of global carbon emissions, buildings that are greener can and must be at the centre of our lives. Further, our changing climate means we have a responsibility to improve the design of the places where people live and work, enabling both society and the planet to thrive today and into the future.”