Environmental awareness is an ever increasing priority for architecture and the built environment. Buildings consume a significant portion of our natural resources during construction and an even larger portion of energy over their lifetime for space and user comfort, conditioning and maintenance. Green, sustainable and integrated design has become a necessity to sensibly reduce the impact our built environment has on our natural environment. KRAUSE ARCHITECTS are committed to (1) reducing the quantity of material used by opting for environmentally sensitive or neutral materials, to (2) minimising our impact on the natural environment and (3) to reducing energy usage of our constructed environments. We strive to achieve this whilst continuing to increase human comfort in our living and working spaces. We apply these ideals to all our projects and work with specialised consultants to find appropriate strategies to achieve these goals based on programme, budget, location and project type.