Sustainable design

Sustainable design

The process of constructing buildings is one of the most resource intensive activities that we can undertake and whilst serving our clients’ needs we also aim to reduce the impact of that process on the environment as much as we possibly can.

“Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”   This is the accepted definition of a sustainable approach to development.

Sustainable design at William Saunders begins at the very start of every project.  As an integral part of the design activity we question every aspect of the process from the setting of the project’s objectives to the orientation of the building, the materials from which it is constructed and the ways in which it will be serviced and occupied.


This questioning and probing approach is carried through in a thorough and analytical manner so that we can demonstrate to clients that sustainable design makes good commercial and operational sense.  Saving energy and resources usually saves money both in capital and revenue terms.

In order to ensure that we are providing a high level of sustainable design advice we employ a sustainability specialist who is available to advise on each and every project we carry out.  Our project teams are experienced in creating many buildings that have been accredited to BREEAM Excellent standard and have a wealth of knowledge of the most appropriate materials, methods and techniques to ensure that your project meets today’s stringent environmental performance standards.

We also offer BREEAM Assessment and Accredited Professional services to any project, large or small.  Please refer to our BREEAM page for further details.



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