Sustainable design is an area that NGS Architects have become increasingly aware of and have made an integral part of their creative practice. NGS aims to meet present needs without compromising the stock of natural resources remaining for future generations. In terms of the design process to constructing both interiors and exteriors, NGS have set out to reduce waste of energy in all areas from the way the office functions to the specifications produced for both our interior and architectural projects.

NGS Architects do the following:

In office:

  • Switch off all un-used switches or lights.
  • re-use paper as much as possible for sketch purposes. (Recycle paper when finished)
  • Filter water and fill empty glass bottles instead of buying plastic water bottles.
  • Use energy saving lights
  • Switch off the mains after every working day.
  • Office Furniture is made of re-usable materials.
  • Hold meetings on a monthly basis to find new ways of becoming sustainable


NGS sustains rather than pollutes, we deal with durable rather than replaceable, and believe
what we produce or use must add value over time rather than falling prey to short term

NGS tries to specify the following in all its projects:

  • Ground source heat
  • Use of night time ventilation/free-cooling
  • Natural ventilation and mixed-mode ventilation throughout the building
  • recycling water
  • Extensive timber finishes within the building are FSC certified
    • Bio-fuel (wood chip) boiler
    • Maximisation of daylight availability to all occupied spaces
    • Materials and labour all sourced locally

    According to Breeam or Leeds

    NGS Architects has also become exclusive agents for Reclaimed Brick for the GCC Countries. NGS plan to expand its sustainable materials library overtime to complement its designs and work ethics.

    The cost of sustainability is balanced by the benefits of renewable resources and energy savings.
    Sustainability is encouraged by the UK/GCC Governments in their ‘Strategy for Sustainable Construction’
    Bricks contain ’embodied energy’ – recycling reduces transport, waste and new manufacturing.
    Reclaimed bricks reduce the carbon footprint of construction and lessen the environment impact.