CENTRUM SUSTAINABLE DESIGN
The foundation of any effective sustainable design solution is built upon the inherent passive efficiency of the building design. We therefore strive to maximize passive measures, thereby minimising the ongoing environmental impact and maximising the likely effectiveness of active systems.
Our passive design process considers and balances the needs of:
solar orientation and siting
thermal efficiency and climate as it relates to efficient envelopes and internal thermal mass
Building on sound passive measures, a building and project can broaden to seamlessly integrate active and automated building management systems that reduce energy and resource consumption whilst delivering healthier internal environments.
The keystone of sustainable building is the selection of sustainable materials, not only for their embodied energy costs, but also the whole product life cycle up to it’s ultimate recycling.
Centrum attaches great importance to sustainability; the conservation of resources and the health of those who build and use our buildings. We aim to provide buildings that are pleasant to be in, limit primary energy use and are architecturally inspiring to ourselves and our clients.