About - Sustainability

Holder Mathias is certified to the ISO 14001:2004 standard reflecting our commitment to sustainability, which is placed at the heart of the practice’s approach.

We have an underlying objective to maximise the sustainable potential of any scheme, while striving to minimise its impact on the environment. We seek to inform our clients of the options and obligations, engaging with the supply chain to improve the outcomes of each project.

The achievement of high levels of international energy performance codes, including BREEAM, is now routine on Holder Mathias projects and, as a minimum, all projects are designed to follow the principles of good passive design. As part of our ISO 14001 accreditation, we monitor environmental design at key stages on all projects.

This approach has resulted in the achievement of high levels of sustainability on some of our projects including Designer Outlet Brennero, perhaps the greenest retail development in Europe at the time, a BRE award for Bletchley Leisure Centre – the best BREEAM bespoke building completed in 2010, and a BRE award for our BBC Studios – 1st BREEAM industrial Outstanding Building in the UK.

In addition to considering the way buildings are designed we have also implemented an in-house scheme to reduce our own carbon footprint, together with a green travel plan and cycle to work scheme.