Despite leading the world in everything from the arts and fashion to education and healthcare, being home to several UNESCO World Heritage sites, maintaining the oldest underground rail system in the world, and being the largest financial centre on the planet, London is on a fast track to dangerously high levels of pollution and poor air quality.
This year, the mayor of London is encouraging Londoners far and wide to take action and become involved in building a greener city instead of passively ignoring the problem and hoping someone else will take care of it.
Sustainable architecture does not have start from scratch. MEP consultants based right here in London can take virtually any existing piece of infrastructure and refurbish it to become completely green and sustainable, while keeping the carbon footprint small. Minimizing the negative ecological impacts of buildings and infrastructure erected with poor materials and energy guzzling systems will slow down London’s rapidly growing pollution issue.
Sustainable architecture can be quite attractive as well. Low carbon design buildings are sleek and modern, so not only do they appeal to the eye but they’re environmentally friendly too. Incorporating green spaces throughout high rises is a great way to keep the air feeling fresh and looking and smelling cleaner.
Reducing energy consumption and emissions is absolutely necessary to saving our environment. At the forefront of the world, London has an opportunity to take on a greener identity and lead the world towards more sustainable and energy saving solutions.