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Eco sustainable building practices
Eco sustainable means ensuring the design and building we create is optimised for energy efficiency, natural light, and functionality.
Location is assessed carefully, and planning includes an impact assessment. We support building to Green Star standards, as rated by the Green Building Council of Australia
It means recyling all our materials, resolving waste, leaving sites with minimal environmental impact, and only using the safest and highest environmentally rated materials available.
Consistency of quality in every build is even more important, with eco thinking driving the designs, materials and practices.
Did you know that buildings can be Green Star certified?
A Green Star rating provides independent verification by the Green Building Council of Australia that a building or community project is sustainable.
Buildings that meet this standard are not only sustainable, they also
- Have lower operating costs and increased asset value
- Use 66% less electricity than average Australian city buildings
- Use 51% less potable water than if they had been built to meet minimum industry requirements.
- Boost productivity by up to 15%
- Produce 62% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than average Australian buildings
- Improve the health and wellbeing of occupants
Did you know?
Our built environment is currently the world’s single largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, and it also consumes around a third of our water, and generates 40 per cent of our waste.
Green Star Standards are helping to identify and improve environmental efficiency in building practices, while also boosting productivity, creating jobs and improving the health and well being of our communities.
A builder should be able to advise a client what makes a building energy efficient, and to be able to translate the client's ideas, using architectural design, and the most up to date technologies, products and methods. This might include solar panels, thermal building construction, green materials, including wood, stone, earth or recycled materials.
It is both the design and the construction however which can make a building truly sustainable and green, with environmental impact assessments, recycling on site, waste management and eco care being an integral part of the process.