We recognise that construction plays a large part in our human-made climate crisis. And we’re committed to working with our clients and contractors to ensure sustainability is pragmatically considered in every project.
This ongoing commitment isn’t new. For decades, Bossley Architects have incorporated the first principles of passive design into our projects, using appropriate orientation, natural ventilation, solar protection, and upscaled insulation. To do otherwise is simply irresponsible. And we always consider low-energy mechanical contributions from heat pumps, hot-water panels and photo-voltaic panels.
We consider the benefits of different materials – such as timber frame construction versus steel or concrete – to reduce your project’s carbon footprint. However, we do this with a wary eye on potential ‘greenwashing’ claims, and always dig deeper to position facts in the wider context of production, use and longevity before we make selections.
We are proud to be a Toitū Net Carbon Zero-certified organisation, and are committed to continually reducing our carbon emissions.
Director Finn Scott is a Greenstar Practitioner and Bossley Architects are signatories to the international Architects Declare Climate and Biodiversity Emergency. Naturally, we are also members of the NZ Green Building Council.