"The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) is very pleased to announce that the Frank Fenner Building has been awarded a 6 Star Green Star – Office Design and Office As-built v3 certified rating, which represents 'World Leadership' in environmentally sustainable building practices. On behalf of the GBCA, I congratulate you and the project team on your achievement." - Romilly Madew, Chief Executive, Green Building Council of Australia
Design can have substantial impact on sustainability by creating buildings with low carbon and resource impact. All projects are scrutinised repeatedly throughout design to evaluate sustainability opportunities across the full range of strategies. We are particularly focused on measures that deliver measurable greenhouse reduction benefits, energy efficiency and promotes sustainable industry – such as recycled materials.
We also work to minimise the carbon impact of our practice and the design process itself – an aspect that is perhaps less focused upon. We do this through reducing our own energy consumption, resource use, minimising work-related travel and using digital communication and public transport whenever possible.
We are currently collaborating with Phillip Johnson Landscape Architects ('Best in Show' 2013, RHS Chelsea Flower Show, UK) on a three-storey free-standing, double-sided green wall for the City of Stonnington civic precinct in Malvern – a uniquely challenging project.