It’s full steam ahead on the Green Unit factory floor, bringing the company’s second and this time Passivhaus prototype to life. As a result of Green Unit’s meticulous sustainable architecture and design, the completed side rib sections are perfectly able to stand on their own, almost defying gravity. It makes life a little easier on the production side when it comes to building the structure, and it is physical proof of the importance of good design.
Sustainable architecture embraces practices designed to preserve the planet’s environment and stop the depletion of the planet’s natural resources. Sustainable architecture provides many benefits including improved air quality and improved water quality.
Green Unit is hiring more CAD and production staff to join them in the development of its production-line built sustainable building. The principle CAD stages have now been buttoned down in order that the building will confidently achieve its BRE Passivhaus certification.
At Green Unit, our design team includes architects, engineers and furniture designers. But why do we need both architects AND furniture designers?
Over the last month, we’ve been subjecting our designs to scrutiny, looking for every opportunity to implement ‘fabric first’ thinking. This means we’ve been focussing on the building’s materials and structure to increase its low-carbon sustainability.