Implement design practices that significantly reduce or eliminate the negative impact of buildings on the environment & occupants
In the developed world, buildings use half the energy that is produced and generate half the carbon emissions - more than transport and industry. As architects and engineers, we have a responsibility to try to change this for future generations. Dewan is committed to ensuring that all our architects and engineers are certified LEED Accredited Professionals or ESTIDAMA professionals, and have comprehensive knowledge on the most up-to-date research and advancements in the field of sustainable design.
Our surroundings directly influence our lives, whether at home, at work, or in our communities and Dewan is dedicated to employing design and construction practices that dramatically minimise resource consumption and negative impact of buildings on the natural environment. The key to creating a sustainable building is to analyse the location and purpose of a building; its flexibility and lifespan; its form and structure; heating and ventilation systems and materials used, in addition to assessing the amount of energy required to build and maintain it. By doing this we are able to enhance the physical performance of a building while respecting and nurturing its environmental context.