May 2021

Podcast: How to Be a Green Pioneer

FCBStudios kick off the new series of RIBA J Meets… podcast

Listen to Peter Clegg and Associate Jo White in conversation with Eleanor Young about how they see the work of the practice leading the way in the fight against climate change.

They discuss FCBS Carbon and the value it brings when talking to clients and project teams about embodied carbon; how we are adapting our own lives to be more sustainable; and the past present and future projects that are pioneering in their approach to limiting the impact of our architecture on the environment.

Peter Clegg said “In the last few years, everything has changed. For about 30 years we were totally focused on the operational energy of buildings, but now the focus is all on embodied carbon in construction. This is the biggest challenge we have”

Belfast Architect, Andrew Abraham talks about his work with ACAN, and how they have been able to take issues around embodied carbon in construction to the government at Stormont for discussion.

As Jo says, “This [our approach to sustainability] is not the new and improved anymore, this is a real rethink – and that takes a different level of commitment.”

Listen here or on your favourite podcast platform.