The last few years have witnessed key shifts in public attitudes to ecology and green building practices. Smith Carter has acknowledged that sustainable design is a professional responsibility necessary to protect the health of occupants, and, in response, have pioneered design solutions that stem from imbedding environmental awareness as an integral part of the corporate culture. The integrated design process (IDP) is fundamental to this. Smith Carter’s IDP methodology seeks to eliminate barriers between disciplines by requiring them to work together collaboratively with the client’s representatives early in the project, striving to achieve design that optimizes systems, operations and building use within a holistic solution.
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