BDS’s Environmental Policy is based on a commitment to sustainable development in design, to protect the environment, to minimise the waste of renewable and non-renewable resources and to reduce energy consumption.
Our Sustainability Approach is about an integrated optimisation to produce profitable, environmentally responsible developments. Our numeric, system-based approach is employed at all levels to support business, institutions and design for BREEAM certification in the UK.
Sustainability and sustainable architecture whether this be interior or exterior fabric requires a new look at how causes and effects are linked in a development. We look at a development as a system, and at how the components of that system affect each other.
Sustainability, or the practice of maximizing the lifetime of a development through attention to its environmental, social and economic impacts, is an optimization problem.