Sustainability & Passivhaus
"Inspirational, contextual and sustainable design"
Powell Dobson has been championing sustainable and energy efficient design since 1997 when we designed offices for Arup Cardiff, which were naturally ventilated and included exposed vaulted concrete soffits for enhanced thermal mass - a pioneering approach at the time.
Sustainability is therefore at the core of our design output and is reflected in our commitment to staff skills and our design review processes.
We are dedicated to the design and delivery of outstanding buildings. We aim to design buildings that are an inspiration to their users, provide a strong identity whilst responding to their context and that fully embrace our commitment to sustainable design. Our approach to sustainability is embedded in our design process and we have developed senior staff with specialist skills related to environmental design, low carbon technologies and the wider sustainable agenda. We have recently invested in Passivhaus, with our Director of Sustainability Dr. Antony Davies, qualified as a certified Passivhaus Designer as well as our Technical Associate, Oliver Henshall. We are currently underway on our first Passivhaus homes for Curo on their flagship development at Mulberry Park in Bath and completion is due in Autumn 2020.
Our track record of completed buildings with BREEAM certification, including a number of projects achieving "Outstanding", is a testament to our extensive experience in this field.
We are also currently a Passivhaus Trust Member (June 2020).