PRP to strike for climate action
On the 20th of September PRP will be joining the UK Green Building Council to take part in a peaceful demonstration to show solidarity for the #GlobalClimateStrike.
The Climate Change Act commits Britain to reducing emissions by 100% of 1990 levels by 2050. The built environment currently contributes around 40% of the UK's total carbon footprint, and unless radical steps are taken, not only within the built environment sector, but by government and big businesses, we will fall short of this target. As an interdisciplinary practice, PRP is well placed to ensure that developments and buildings are as sustainable as possible and we are committed to playing our part to meet this target.
PRP have built up a portfolio of high-quality, environmentally sustainable schemes, and have extensive experience of designing low carbon and near zero carbon developments that regularly exceed minimum Part L requirements. Our in-house sustainability consultancy plays a key role in ensuring projects are delivered sustainably; reducing energy consumption during the construction and operational phases of the building as well as conserving materials. There is a growing awareness within the practice of the urgency with which we need to act, and whilst we believe we are at the forefront in promoting best practice in terms of sustainable design, we continue to be committed to innovation and the delivery of homes and communities that are fit for the future.
PRP has pledged allegiance with other professionals in the 'Architects Declare' statement, which called for a declaration of a state of emergency with respect to climate change and biodiversity. This Friday, PRP staff will take to the streets and march towards Whitehall, adding our voice to the growing numbers of people and businesses across the world declaring a climate emergency. Please join us! To change everything, we need everyone.
To find out more about the Global Climate Strike, visit https://globalclimatestrike.net/.