Sustainability and Environment
In a era of vertiginous technological development in the field of construction, when the ethical values that support the preservation of the environment are obligatory in all and any responsible conception, CNLL® presents itself as a company that projects and builds for the future as an “environmentally conscious” agent, whether through appropriate actions, or as a subscriber to impacting interventions, real or potential, pertaining nature or the environment.
Planet Earth and human kind are facing huge environmental, social and economic problems. To help fighting them, CNLL architects follows the United Nations sustainable development goals for this decade, in order to improve global living quality, as long as to favor the conditions for inhabiting our “home”.
By embracing this set of principles, we are committed in developing more sustainable actions in our projects, as well as in our offices and activities. At the same time, we wish we could inspire and encourage other people, “friends”, companies, politics and businesses to make decisions based on the long term and on the full life cycle of our products and solutions.
CNLL was founded on a solid and multidisciplinary base, from Architecture to Engineering. Such a broad knowledge base allows embracing sustainability as a whole in its environmental, economic, and social values. This approach leads to adding value to its clients, making them also have valid and visible contribution towards global well being.
Our design process is truly connected with the environmental and sustainable responsibility. When designing a building, a house, a city or even a piece of furniture, we establish strategies to improve sustainable performance without neglecting the overall quality and comfort.
There are several types of materials and constructive systems, which display an important role in the definition of the built environment. The choose of a certain material is a very important task, as it is all the research and innovation related with that subject. We work closely with the industry in order to contribute to the development of new materials and solutions, with better features, less carbon emissions and optimized production processes.
CNLL architects also develops R&D and Innovation projects, which aim to study, understand and develop new constructive systems, materials and products, always having the sustainable design as a moto and principle.
Our sustainable principles also extend to the urban planning services, with a huge focus on the urban scale and environmental impact of cities. We always try to understand and improve the needs and the strengths of each region, by developing and implementing solutions that optimize the connection between the built environment and the territory. To ensure the practical applicability of those strategies, we implement solutions that promote more efficient use of buildings, public spaces and other urban areas, as well as on transportation and urban infrastructures.
The best of renewable energies is the one not spent. Thus we aim at the reduction of energy consumption through energy efficiency both at building and systems level. Afterwards we ensure that the renewable energy solutions we implement are the best suited for the project at hand and available incentives. We attend through all the process, from design for energy efficiency to full solution implementation and commissioning, guaranteeing the best environmental performance to the best of spaces.