PRACTISING GREEN ARCHITECTURE REQUIRES EXPERTISE, AND ACQUIRING THIS MEANS CONSTANT LEARNING. IT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO USE THE KNOWLEDGE WE HAVE GAINED. IN OUR PRACTICE, WE ARE COMMITTED TO ALL THIS.
As architects, we are aware of the environmental responsibility of our profession. After all, buildings and construction account for 39 per cent of all the world’s carbon emissions, 28 per cent coming from operational emissions and the remaining 11 per cent from embodied carbon emissions associated with materials and construction processes over the entire life cycle of a building.1
In view of this, over recent years our fundamental aims have become to ensure that:
green thinking governs the operation of OUR FIRM,
sustainability and circularity are the key principles guiding OUR WORK,
the impact on the ENVIRONMENT of the buildings designed by us is minimised over their full lifetime,
we EDUCATE all stakeholders.
While we do not manage to achieve maximal environmental awareness in all our work, we strive to raise the level of environmental consciousness in every project.
We had the chance to put our approach into practice to the fullest in our own office building. Following the guidelines of circular architecture, we designed and created the building that houses our new office with the least possible environmental impact. To ensure continuous improvement, we support several of our colleagues with their studies to become specialist environmental construction engineers at the Budapest University of Technology. Our firm is an active member of the Hungarian Green Building Council, whrer Lajos Hartvig DLA is a member of the Council’s board and Péter Márkus is a member of the Climate Crisis Working Group.
In our podcast Beszélő építészet (Talking Architecture), we discuss our views on sustainability in architecture with invited experts. Click HERE to see our podcasts in hungarian.
The environmental policy of Bánáti + Hartvig Architects is available HERE in hungarian.