....what we consider when seeking sustainable solutions for your project.....
design for passive low energy use while through orientation, glazing, efficient building systems and heat pump or heat recovery plant and services.
explore options for suitable sized and orientated solar PV and battery storage for resilience and minimising ongoing energy costs.
high WELs rated fittings and appliances with options for water harvesting where viable. landscaping designed for minimal or no irrigation.
from collaboration & holistic design processes we find innovative solutions to the projects unique factors to drive new sustainable outcomes
comfort & Health
good orientation, suitable insulation & thermal mass to create comfortable environments that are warm, healthy & remove condensation and mould.
choosing materials that have high recycled content or can be easily recycled at end of use, including how they are constructed
eco sourced materials, high recycled content and manufacture to best sustainable practice. design for recyclability at end of use
how the project can contribute and enhance the communities social, economic, environmental and ecological structures and performance.
ensuring there is natural cross ventilation with opening windows + thermal stack through skylights and insect screened louvres
minimise waste in construction & in use with seperation of waste streams, organic material composted and other materials recovered or repurposed.
landscaping to enhance native plantings with flowering plants for bees and native birds with fruit trees and vegetable gardens for food resilience.
optimising buildings and neighbourhood structures to prioritise walking, cycling and public transport for health and environmental benefits