WE SEE ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABLE DESIGN (ESD) AS ONE OF THE KEY ELEMENTS OF THE DESIGN PROCESS AND STARTS WITH THE PROJECT BRIEF.

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Environmental Sustainable Design (ESD) practices are entrenched in our approach in all projects. We are constantly expanding our knowledge and broadening our research base. We have developed a solid grounding of accredited in-house professional knowledge to ensure the integration of ESD principles to all projects. We supplement this knowledge with close relationships with specialist leading consultants offering supporting engineering and technical expertise.

Our approach to ESD is one of being a key design requirements at the early stages of a project’s development. We see ESD as one of the key elements of the design process and starts with the project brief. Successful projects with considered ESD solutions require a holistic approach to integrating and coordinating ESD principles at all stages the design and building process. Key ESD systems/elements include;

  • Low energy building design
  • Sustainable material selection
  • Low energy lighting systems
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning systems
  • Passive and active ventilation systems
  • Passive solar principles
  • Thermal mass solutions
  • Water conservation
  • Stormwater retention
  • Solar design
  • Active biomass
  • Native and appropriate planting/landscape