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WMK has officially joined the Architects Declare Climate and Biodiversity Emergency having formally signed the declaration which acknowledges the severity of climate breakdown and biodiversity loss as the most serious issue facing our time. 

Globally, buildings and construction account for nearly 40% of energy-related carbon dioxide emissions and drastically affects our natural habitats. The severity and emergency of climate change will require a strong and committed response from all industry participants and a dramatic shift in behaviour. 

Architects will play a pivotal part in creating the future we need, advocating regenerative design practices and a higher Government funding priority to ensure we can deliver energy-efficient and self-sustaining systems.  Fortunately, the research & technology is already available to assist but what is needed is the collective will.

WMK's decision to be involved is a no brainer.  WMK is a market leader in sustainable design and applies sustainable design principles to a range of projects, from master planning and new developments through to the refurbishment and repositioning of existing assets and interior fit outs.  WMK has won numerous sustainability awards including the Australian Institute of Architects National Award for Sustainable Architecture for NBCS & Blackmores.  WMK consistently works closely with clients to provide an integrated sustainability approach that creates enduring enviornmental benefits.

Architects Declare was first launched in the UK on 30 May 2019 with Australia being among the first countries abroad to take up this inititiative also recognising the important connection to its indigenous heritage. 

In signing the declaration, architects will commit to utilising strong work practices that will positively affect the world around them. 

For more information about the Australian Architects Declare Climate and Biodiversity Emergency visit the website here

Posted by Claire Davies

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