. Our mission and philosophy is to create buildings, products or environments that achieve Net Zero carbon emissions without having to resort to carbon offset schemes.
. Poroban invests into ongoing research on embodied carbon in materials and takes a direct approach to promoting and specifying products and materials of a low carbon footprint. Approximately 50% of the carbon emissions from housing over a 60-year life is related to the construction products and process (embodied carbon emissions), and is thereby emitted at the time of construction. The other 50% is due to operational carbon emissions – regulated (heating and lighting) and unregulated (appliances) - TRADA.
. We are developing and are due to release our portal of preferred suppliers and manufacturers in order to achieve low carbon footprints on all buildings
. Use of homegrown timber/timber frame construction is encouraged on projects in order to reduce embodied carbon emissions
. We encourage demountable construction and minimal use of wet trades to increase low carbon recyclability at a building's end of use.
. We minimise use of single use plastic based products on projects, in the studio and at home
. We continue to experiment, test and promote new materials in innovative ways
. Our studio constantly researches into products and construction techniques that are useful, and not wasteful, at the end of their lifecycle
. Poroban do not employ services from companies invested in fossil fuel industries
. Poroban employees travel by either public transport, bicycle or electric car