“Leading scientists now say that unless we change course drastically, within the lifetime of people alive today, we are heading for a world which can support only 0.5 to 1 billion people. Such is the climate and ecological emergency.”
LETI’s Climate Emergency Design Guide
We really love our lives, we are immensely privileged to live where we do and have access to all the resources that make our day to day lives possible. We love working closely with our clients, our colleagues and our professional partners to create beautiful projects that transform spaces and transform lives.
The very uncomfortable truth is that when it comes to sustainability and energy efficiency, unless we make radical changes, this won’t be possible for very much longer. Our lives will drastically change within our lifetimes, let alone our children’s lives.
We know that the climate crisis concerns those we work with as much as it does us. We all want to do what we can, we just need guidance on what that is.
This is why we’ve put together our Communion Creed. It’s eight strategies to help us create buildings fit for the future. We’ve also signed up to the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge, which promotes the design of buildings to meet 2030 net zero targets now.
Every project is different, each with its own challenges, however, we believe taking this approach will enable the projects that we help to deliver to significantly help those who use them to play their part as we look to face this uncertain future. It will also help the wider industry make the very significant changes that we need to make if we are going to keep enjoying the only world we have.
Ultimately, our focus is simple: use less in everything we do to deliver more enjoyment for many more of us for much longer.