On 10th June 2020 Irene Craik wrote:

Sustainability Champion of the Year shortlisting

We are so proud of Clare Murray for being shortlisted for 'Sustainability Champion of the Year' in this year's AJ100 Awards.

As our Head of Sustainability and a leader within the London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI), Clare has made, and continues to make, an outstanding contribution within the architectural profession and to the built environment. She has campaigned tirelessly to bring the climate emergency to the top of the agenda – convincing colleagues, clients, stakeholders and policy makers to take meaningful action towards a net zero built environment.

As part of LETI, Clare has co-led collaboration across disciplines to address the UK’s zero carbon commitments and has co-edited LETI guidance documents, including the Climate Emergency Design Guide and Net Zero Operational Carbon one-pager. She also led the architectural critique that informed the LETI response for the Future Homes Consultation and highlighted the missed opportunities to bring higher fabric standards into Building Regulations. This messaging has been adopted and re-used across the industry by individuals and organisations.

As an architect and environmental design specialist, Clare has led the sustainability design work on a multitude of projects within our own Practice and is currently advising on six Passivhaus developments. She continues to take every opportunity to collaborate and actively campaign for changes in design, policy and regulation to create a more sustainable future for us all.