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Sustainability Action Plan

Making a positive impact on the Built Environment.

We acknowledge as Architects that we have an ethical responsibility to reduce our impact and educate our clients in the process as we acknowledge the Climate Emergency we face globally.

This plan aligns with the NSW Government’s State of the Environment 2021 Plan Net Zero Plan Stage 1 : 2020-2030


The NSW Government has an objective to achieve a 50% reduction in emissions on 2005 levels by 2030.

NSW Greenhouse gas emissions in 2018-2019 were 16.9 tonnes of carbon dioxide per capita.

  • Car use (34%)

  • Water Heating ( 16% )

  • Electricity / other ( 50% )

  • Electric Vehicle strategy

  • Waste and Sustainable materials strategy - Transition to a Circular Economy

Site Analysis

Reduce cut and fill
Consider and retain existing biodiversity

Map solar pathway and local breezes

Assess retention of building fabric 


Concept Design

Retain existing structures and fabric 
Passive Solar Design - North Orientation

Layout to consider Biophilia impacts

Design Development

Measure and minimise embodied energy
Use  recycled/ reclaimed materials
Consider the de-materialisation of materials - 

Complete NATHERS / BASIX to achieve the highest rating possible

Ensure that any active heating and cooling is all Electric and Carbon positive through the inclusion of Rooftop Solar and Battery storage, allow for EV charging

Use Heat Pumps with Solar Hot Water


Ensure the building is constructed to be air tight with condensation management

Ensure site waste is recycled

Ensure materials installed as per specification

Ensure Post Occupancy evaluation is measured at the one year post occupation mark


Continue to collaborate with Industry Leaders to solve the problems together with a Systems based approach. 

Continue to listen, learn and share  openly.


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