At BASS the reduction of emissions in the construction processes is the key. The compromise we use with the environment goes beyond the use of materials or low impact systems.
We apply criteria for the selection of components according to an analysis of a life cycle; and also through environmental product labels or highly regarded environmental statements e.g. FSC, BES60001:2008, recycled materials. In that way we can verify the sustainability of all the key processes and the supply chain. The mentioned selection covers the main structure all the way to the finishing touches of the housing.
Another key aspect for the minimisation of emissions in the housing refurbishment is the using of low carbon technology or zero carbon.
For every project a complete feasibility study is made and thus we can select the best energy source depending on the owner needs and the environmental conditions of the site. This kind of assessment allows us to make a choice between different systems, such as high efficiency aerothermal in under floor heating or any other type of green technology.
Likewise, the whole bioclimatic design minimises the energy needs, and consequently the carbon balance during the life of the house is considerably reduced.