archdekor's Environmental and Sustainability Statement
“Whether it’s beautiful or not, if it doesn’t take care of itself and the people in it, it’s as bad as a sinking ship – which is what most of it is. This is not a moral issue, it’s not a spiritual issue, it’s not a political issue, it is a logical issue.”
If every building was to consume its own sewerage that’d be huge. Then if every building made its own power, and heated and cooled itself, and caught its own water rather than sucking water out of the aquifers – the ramifications of how people live in their own units could affect things in an unbelievable way. Ultimately it would affect the minds and hearts of people.”
Michael Reynolds - Environmental Leader
ARCHDEKOR is committed to being an excellent global citizen. We promote and provide the architectural design tools needed to solve the world’s greatest problems of today and prepare for tomorrow. We believe architectural designers have always incorporated energy efficient principles in their work. We support sustainable design and the social and environmental responsibility in our practice and the design of our client's projects. Our goal is to be an outstanding global citizen and protect our world’s resources. We also influence customers to reduce our collective environmental impact through eco-friendly sustainable products and designs. Ultimately, by the use of technology and energy efficient design solutions, we strive to build a sustainable future. We also understand that businesses and institutions are looking for smart solutions that minimize project budgets. Our environmental and sustainability position is based on these pillars:
Make contributions to sustainable solutions through architectural designs. Provide our team with the training and resources needed to be environmental stewards. Enabling our clients to have access to our sustainable design solutions through our projects, store and client portal.
Make clients, suppliers, and distributors aware of our sustainability goals and practices and encourage sustainable management practice adoption and learning for our team, clients and suppliers. We only partner with a companies that equally align with our sustainability goals.
Our products are handmade and crafted from all-natural ingredients. We select suppliers that are sustainable. Continue to improve the sustainability of our operations by assessing the impact of existing practices, identifying new opportunities, and evaluating our sustainability goals.
We are passionate about ensuring that every project and products meets the highest of standards.We comply with all applicable legislation, regulations, and codes of architectural design practice and exceed environmental standards where practicable. We follow the AIA stand on this.
THE AIA STAND ON SUSTAINABILITY
Designing and constructing buildings that diminish greenhouse gases are architectural imperatives. Designing and constructing buildings that support health, safety, and welfare are ethical imperatives. In short, designing and constructing buildings that can combat the greenhouse effect will improve our chances of repairing our planet while creating a healthy, resilient, and regenerative future.
As a profession, we have the responsibility to prioritize and support effective actions to exponentially decelerate the production of greenhouse gases contributing to climate change. Our goal, as set forward by AIA and partners like Architecture 2030, is net-zero emissions in the building sector by 2040.
It is our responsibility to work globally to help reduce operational and embodied greenhouse gas production with passive design techniques, employ energy efficiency measures, adapt existing buildings, and specify low-impact building materials that increase human health and productivity while withstanding the effects of a changing climate.
It is our responsibility to make the business and financial case to clients to help them better understand and support the need to integrate renewable energy sources into all buildings, making them more sustainable, resilient, and economical.
AIA Report on Architects and Climate Change, Architecture 2030 Toolkit.