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Sustainability

Minimising energy use, the wise use of resources and the drive towards zero waste are key elements in the development of sustainable design.

We are committed to helping our clients achieve their environmental aims affordably, whether through new buildings or the intelligent renewal of existing buildings. We focus on designing versatile and adaptable buildings with simple, robust and well-integrated services that meet current needs, whilst allowing for future needs, as yet unknown.

As an organisation we strive to practice what we preach. MCA operates under the ISO 14001 standard which represents the core set of standards used by the practice for designing and implementing an effective environmental management system. ISO 14001 assists MCA in providing a framework for better management control resulting in reducing our environmental impact.

This standard of operation assists us to:

  • minimise how our operations (processes, etc.) negatively affect the environment
  • comply with applicable laws, regulations, and other environmentally oriented requirements
  • continually improve on the above

As part of our ISO 14001 mission statement we are committed to achieve a standard of environmental design higher than that required under legislation. A commitment to do the best for our client, and the future of our planet.

We have experience in both BREEAM and LEED – the international green building certification programmes that recognise best-in-class building strategies and practices. We are proud to have a number of BREEAM Excellent and LEED Gold certified projects.