UK Architects Declare Climate and Biodiversity Emergency

1st July 2019

UK Architects Declare Climate and Biodiversity Emergency

JRA has signed an open letter declaring a climate and biodiversity emergency and calling for the construction industry to commit to positive action. This call to action invites all UK architectural practices to join the 17 founding signatories in demanding a shift in the industry’s philosophy to meet the needs of our society without breaching the earth’s ecological boundaries.

JRA is committed to strengthening our working practices to create architecture that has a positive impact on the environment, and we continue to place sustainable design at the core of our ethos. JRA is an active member of the UK Green Building Council and winner of the BREEAM Professional Champions Award 2019, recognising our consistently high performance and positive environmental results for buildings.

We have developed an in-house specialist knowledge of whole life carbon and share this knowledge with our peers by providing Life Cycle Analysis Services to the industry.

We encourage every UK architectural practice to join by signing the declaration here: