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Sustainable Design

Since forming in 1963, Peter Dann has adopted a responsible attitude to protecting the environment by using/developing innovative and sustainable design solutions. Ongoing commitments include:

  • Collaborating with all members of the project team and others to develop and adopt best practice sustainable development.
  • Specifying materials which are durable and economic in embodied energy.
  • Considering the use of recycled materials and redevelopment of sites where possible.
  • Making best use of existing infrastructure before embarking on new construction.
  • Eco-design solutions by the removal or reduction of any environmental impacts associated with a product or a service at the design stage – e.g. by using less materials and energy (as with modular construction); designing a product so that it can be disassembled at the end of its useful life and its components re-used or recycled.
  • Local sourcing of labour and materials to reduce energy consumption
  • Work with suppliers and customers to promote effective and meaningful environmental best practice.
  • Adopting sustainable drainage systems in close liaison with water authorities and local communities.
  • Adopting measures to prevent pollution and adverse impact on the environment and local communities.
  • Ensuring staff, suppliers and contractors are aware of environmental legislation, regulations, British standards.
  • Balancing economic viability with environmental and social responsibility to provide lifetime design solutions.
  • Demonstrating continual improvements in environmental and health & safety performance.