Onion Flats Architecture (Onion Flats) has joined the Buildings Action Coalition (BAC) in partnership with the Enniscorthy Forum, other coalition members, and the United Nations Environment Programme’s Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction to support and advance the principles of high performance in buildings and the built environment. Tim MacDonald, President and Chief Executive Officer of Onion Flats, and Barbara-Anne Murphy, Chief Executive Officer of the Enniscorthy Forum, signed the accession documents on the occasion of the first ministerial summit of the Enniscorthy Forum.
Tim MacDonald noted “Onion Flats has been advancing the principles of high-performance buildings for many years. The memorandum of understanding with the United Nations Environment Programme that has just been signed broadens our activities to global scale with a focus on specific projects and programs that will deliver tangible results quickly. We are pleased to join forces with the BAC both to offer our extensive experience and capabilities and to observe and learn from experiences around the world.”
Barbara-Anne Murphy observed that “We welcome Onion Flats to the Buildings Action Coalition.  Onion Flats has been a leader in this space and we look forward to their participation in our activities. We have a significant programme underway including outreach, research, academic studies, construction projects, and education and training schemes. We also plan to mobilise resources and disseminate knowledge, experience and best practices to transition towards high performance building.  Given their long-standing focus on quality of life at the community level, Onion Flats will have important role to play in this initiative.”
Onion Flats is an award-winning architecture firm based in Philadelphia that specializes in net-zero construction and buildings that are resilient, healthy, and comforting. Onion Flats focuses on community development, multidisciplinary thinking and making, high-performance building technologies and alternative construction methods. Onion Flats aims to deliver cost-effective, climate-resilient, healthy buildings and communities.