Sustainability

Le Lay Architects specialise in converting older building stock into energy-efficient, comfortable homes that support sustainable living. Our primary research links conservation practice with topics including efficient heating, intelligent control systems, how materials perform and how changes in behaviour affect energy use. Our design principles are able to deliver significant reductions in energy use and heat loss, providing cost benefits to the user and addressing shared, long-term commitments to mitigating climate change.

Other examples of our practice research include:

  • Use of natural and durable materials with low levels of toxicity
  • Breathability of materials and reduction of condensation and mould growth
  • Breathable insulation
  • How natural light affects our health
  • Low energy lighting solutions
  • Intelligent heating controls
  • Durable materials with low embodied energy
  • Design of live-work spaces
  • Design of walkable neighbourhoods to reduce car use
  • Integrating inside and outside spaces to maintain connection to the natural environment
  • Neighbour-friendly design
  • Green roof design
  • Flood risk assessment, biodiversity and environmental impact statements
  • Sustainable Urban Drainage (SUDS) and water conservation

Le Lay Architects operate a sustainable practice policy in order to minimise energy use and waste production as well as choosing more sustainable products for our clients. Le Lay Architects are practicing members of the Green Register.

Sustainability