Beautiful, Sustainable Building Design

Our Approach to Sustainable Architecture

At Envirotecture we use sustainable architectural principles because we know that you want your building to:

  • inspire your soul
  • embody your beliefs
  • harmonise your needs with the forces of nature
  • be naturally comfortable and delightful to look at
  • be energy efficient
  • require minimal external inputs
  • have ‘localness‘, responding  to the nature of your building site, and its surroundings

Achieving sustainable design

Our core expertise is the successful integration of:

  • building performance
  • inspirational spaces
  • innovative project delivery

We achieve sustainable building design by breaking the design process into logical and manageable project stages. Take a look at our projects here

Design performance

All of our sustainable building projects are optimised for passive design performance, using the power of sun, wind and rain to minimise the environmental impact of the buildings and spaces we design.

Our experience has shown that this approach works with all sustainable building projects, whether new residential or renovations, commercial, or public buildings.

Designing your build

When we  design your build we consider the following factors:

  1. Orientation
    We look at which way your building faces and determine where the living or working areas are located within the floorplan. We take into account your climate zone (hot, cold, humid, dry) and topography (north facing, south facing, shading, breezes etc).

2. Zoning
This is how spaces within your floorpan can be separated from each other, for isolated heating or cooling, and acoustics.

3. Ventilation
You want to allow breezes to move through your floorplan, and allow your building to night purge (if your climate zone allows).

4. Thermal mass
We choose building materials that will retain heat or keep you cool.

5. Insulation
Good insulation prevents uncontrolled heat flowing through your building, keeping your inside temperature constant year round.

6. Shading
We use fixed or moveable devices to control solar access into your building.

7. Glazing
If you are building in a cooler climate zone this allows the winter sun to penetrate and retains warmth within your house.

An approach that really works

With over 35 years’ experience in sustainable building design we know that our approach works, regardless of the scale of your build.

Sustainable architecture develops buildings that are simply beautiful, comfortable to live in and in harmony with their natural and built environments.

Contact us to find out how the sustainable design approach to building can work for you. Envirotecture home

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