Sustainability & Carbon Neutrality

Archetype Group is one of the international leading multi-disciplinary construction consultancies with core services in Architecture & Master Planning, Industrial & Process Engineering, Building Engineering, and Project & Cost Management
We are building today shaping tomorrow
With over 1,000 employees, Archetype Group is one of the leading private construction consultancies across 4 continents – Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America, being the fourth largest French building engineering firm, and the largest French architecture firm – developing worldwide.

Sustainability & Carbon Neutrality

A zero carbon footprint is our ambition, and green building is our commitment. 

We allocate our energy and expertise to enable a better tomorrow. We are providing innovative solutions that bring together a sustainable construction environment.

Archetype Sustainable Design

We are building today  shaping tomorrow

As one of the leading design firms in Asia, Archetype Group is committed to protecting our environment by incorporating Sustainable Design Principles into our normal course of work. Archetype Group has made a substantial investment in putting our beliefs into practice by establishing a Team for Sustainable Design headed by Mr. Jean-Francois Chevance, our Group Director of Design.

Archetype has, through its staff and its network of professional consultants, extensive experience in delivering certified green building projects. Although we have the technical knowledge to work with any recognized Certifying Green Agency, we have focused our efforts and knowledge on the number one and fastest growing “green” brand in the world, the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) program, LEED®, as well as the Vietnam Green Building Council (VGBC) program, LOTUS, in Vietnam, the France Green Building Council and the Green Building Council Indonesia.

In Asia-Pacific, Archetype Group also partners with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on EDGE, an innovative tool that can be used to determine the financial viability of a green building project at the early design stage and is also a green certification system for emerging markets.

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Our specialists have gained experience working on some of the most sophisticated projects in the Sustainability & Carbon Neutrality sector

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The Archetype Difference

Archetype Group is one of the few full-service consultancies in the region with Green accreditation and our teams are experienced in both the USGBC program, LEED®, VGBC program, LOTUS and IFC program, EDGE.

Our approach to sustainable design is to keep it simple. We use local materials, push building envelope design improvements and encourage the use of energy-efficient systems.

To further Archetype Group’s commitment to sustainability, the firm has established a joint venture with leading French Consulting firms Altereo and Berim, specialized in water and sanitation, solid waste, energy efficiency and dedicated GIS (

Energy Modeling

Energy modeling software provides versatile features for designing HVAC systems for buildings. Used in the early stages of the design process, it allows us to advise our clients on the most efficient and cost-saving energy systems.
It also offers powerful energy analysis capabilities for comparing energy consumption and operating costs of design alternatives. Significant time savings are achieved. Input data and results from system design calculations can be used directly in energy studies. The results of our energy modeling tool are accepted by the U.S. Green Building Council for its LEED® Rating System.

Environmental Considerations

We carefully consider how the buildings we create will integrate with the surrounding ecological and urban landscapes and our Sustainable Design Team aims to reduce each building’s environmental impact through:

Archetype Commitments

• Sustainable Planning
• Safeguarding Water and Water Efficiency
• Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
• Conservation of Materials and Resources
• Improved Indoor Environmental Quality

BIM Modeling Expertise

Archetype Group is not only one of the consultancies with a specialty in BIM Modeling, we are also one of the few consultancies with multi-disciplinary proficiency in it. This means we can produce fast, efficient 3D modeling that incorporates and analyses sustainable features from the outset.

Green Best Practice Portal

Archetype’s Green Portal compiles all tools and documentation necessary to create sustainable designs:
• Green supply library
• Green contractors
• Certification registration forms & processes
• Green specifications
• Detailed design libraryThe results of our energy modeling tool are accepted by the U.S. Green Building Council for its LEED® Rating System.

Long Term Performance Management

Once the building is finished, Archetype encourages the implementation of procedures and systems to collect, measure and analyse the building’s level of performance and adherence to sustainable efficiencies.
This allows our clients to maintain or improve these levels in the future, as necessary.

Sustainable Assurance

Archetype employs a rigorous quality and sustainability assurance process to ensure that sustainable design features are always considered, whether the project is targeting LEED®/LOTUS certification or not.
The inclusion of our clients in this process is crucial and helps them to understand that the standard of sustainability being reached will promote staff attraction and retention, assist in operational cost savings and support the organization’s reputation as environmentally and economically responsible.

Team Green

At all project stages, sustainable building requires the close cooperation of all members of the project team: the architects, the engineers and, when applicable, the project or construction managers. This is why we created a multidisciplinary team essentially dedicated to green design and management and able to provide support to any of our offices worldwide.
Our experts have the ability to lead the project starting from the design, through to construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and finally, demolition.

Our Portfolio.

Archetype Group has been working on over 1,500 projects in 50 different countries to date.

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