While the environmental crisis is a serious issue that requires urgent action, it's encouraging to see that the building and construction industry is taking steps towards a more sustainable future. I would like to be part of this process. I find that the Passivhaus scheme has proven effective to solve energy and performance issues related to the built environment. As an architectural technologist, I always emphasise on this point to my clients. Although, it is still not fully embraced on a national level but observing the Scottish government adopting it is promising. Also, the new Building Regulations FLOS is considered a medium stage to fully incorporate a scheme in 2025 and 2030, very close to the Passivhaus standards. Hence, I do my best to fully incorporate these standards and try my best  to adopt it in my designs.

This is why I became a member of the Passivhaus Trust and aiming to be a certified Passivhaus designer in the near future.


Sustainability in architecture and construction is an increasingly important consideration in today's world. As the effects of climate change become more apparent, it's clear that we need to take steps to reduce our impact on the environment. This is where sustainable architecture and construction come in.

The goal of sustainable architecture and construction is to minimize the impact of buildings on the environment by using materials and techniques that are environmentally friendly. This includes using renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind power, to power buildings, as well as using materials that are recycled, biodegradable, and non-toxic.

One way to achieve sustainable architecture and construction is to design buildings that are energy-efficient. This can be achieved by using insulation and high-efficiency heating and cooling systems to reduce energy usage. Another way is to use materials that are locally sourced, which reduces the environmental impact of transportation.

Green roofs and walls are also a sustainable architectural feature that is gaining popularity. Green roofs are planted with vegetation, which helps to insulate buildings, reduce stormwater runoff, and provide habitats for wildlife. Green walls, also known as living walls, are vertical gardens that provide similar benefits.

Another sustainable architectural feature is passive solar design, which takes advantage of the sun's energy to heat and cool buildings. This can be achieved by designing buildings with large windows that face the sun, which allows natural light and warmth to enter the building.

In conclusion, sustainability in architecture and construction is essential for a healthier and more environmentally friendly world. By using renewable energy sources, energy-efficient materials and techniques, and green architecture features, we can reduce our impact on the environment and create a more sustainable future.