Like most people today, CCM are increasingly aware of the need to be conscious of and responsible about the way we use our limited resources and energy. The construction and ongoing operation of buildings are responsible for 40% of total energy consumption. The way we design our buildings, cities and suburbs must consider how to reduce the impact of building and inhabitation on the planet.
At CCM we are committed to doing our very best to preserve our valuable natural resources with every project we undertake. We take a holistic approach to environmentally sustainable design, which involves investigation into opportunities for re-use of existing buildings, structures, or construction elements, recycling and recyclability of materials, efficiency in circulation and space planning to reduce overall building size, passive building systems for ventilation, heating and lighting, efficient mechanical and electrical systems, systems for monitoring understanding and controlling energy consumption in buildings, and the use of sustainable and environmentally preferable materials.
Our commitment to sustainability in construction and efficient operation of buildings extends to CCM being an active member of the Green Building Council. We inform clients of opportunities to enhance their projects through a sustainable approach.
CCM Architects is a design lead New Zealand practice. We bring a commitment to architecture that serves the users and delivers for the client fresh ideas, creativity and simplicity out of complex issues.
Our experience ranges from large scale university campuses and hospitals through to civic parks and streetscapes. We understand the importance of urban design to enhance the connections and spaces between buildings for users and the impact this has on creating quality buildings.
We have specialist skills in project management, leading large consultant and contract teams on a variety of projects. We have developed close working relationships with allied professionals to provide our clients with the best expertise available into a cohesive working environment.
We have wide experience in all aspects of the design and delivery of ﬁtouts that complement the ever-evolving needs of the users. We work with our clients to find the best ﬁt within certain parameters such as look and feel, quality, programme and sustainability.
We bring the knowledge of urban context to architectural projects. Providing our clients with consultation design and facilitation skills that ensure their projects fit into the city fabric.
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