From primary structures to finishes, we favour materials that are durable, natural and can be fed back into the circular economy, with a low embodied carbon. Our projects explore sustainable technologies, such as rain water harvesting, heat pumps, and efficient building fabric to optimise the building’s performance in use. We are committed to delivering social, economic and environmental benefits by taking a retro-first approach, increasing biodiversity, and by prioritising active travel to achieve and exceed the client brief. Our approach considers Passive Design strategies to deliver robust, cost effective solutions that respond to the needs of the occupiers and stands the test of time.
JRA is ISO 14001 accredited, with an in-house sustainability team that stays on top of regional and global advancements in the field. We are an active member of the UK Green Building Council and winner of the BREEAM Professional Champions Award. Our project at 51 Moorgate was the first in the UK to achieve WELL ‘Platinum’ under the V2 methodology.