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
  • be affordable
  • create healthy, safe places for you to live, work and play
  • minimize its environmental impact of the built environment
  • 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.

Good for the environment

When you chose sustainable architecture you will create a positive, rather than a negative, impact on the environment through design features such as:

 

  • Better design that lasts longer
  • Insulation that reduces the need for artificial heating and cooling
  • Passive solar and natural ventilation, reducing power consumption
  • Buildings that follow the natural contours of the land creating a smaller environmental footprint
  • Use of harvested rain water

Financial rewards for home owners

You might think that sustainable design is more expensive than traditional design, but it actually works out to be a cheaper option with financial benefits such as:

  • lower running costs for your energy, water, maintenance/repair and other operating expenses
  • lower ‘churn’ rate (this is your need to reconfigure space or rebuild/extend/renovate your  building because of your changing needs)

The initial design and building cost of your sustainable building is often the same as, or lower than, that of a traditional building.

But even if your sustainable design has a slightly higher initial investment, the payback period is often short and the life cycle cost lower than the cost of unsustainable design.

Economic benefits for businesses

Your business will benefit from the many economic benefits of sustainable architecture, such as:

  • better health, comfort, well-being, and productivity of your staff, leading in turn to reduction in levels of absenteeism and increased productivity
  • longer building lifetimes and increased asset value
  • improved ability to attract new employees to your business
  • reduced construction expenses in dealing with complaints, less time and lower costs in getting council permission for your build
  • reduced costs from air pollution damage and waste management
  • lower infrastructure costs, from avoided landfills, etc

Comfortable and stylish places for families to live

By choosing sustainable design you are improving the quality of life for your family, with a design that:

  • creates beautiful spaces for your family, bringing form and function together
  • controls humidity and temperature, for maximum comfort
  • maximizes natural daylighting and ventilation
  • minimizes sources of indoor pollutants by choice of natural building materials
  • reflects the way your family lives now
  • adapt to the changing needs of your family as you grow and change

Future-proof your investment with the best available technology

We can help you future-proof your investment with design that:

  • utilises the latest building and design technology
  • give your building the highest possible energy rating
  • substantially lower your energy costs
  • allows for flexibility and re-use, to curb future development
  • uses only high efficiency HVAC, plumbing, lighting and electrical

Sustainable design is simple and it works

We find that our clients come to sustainable design for a variety of reasons, but in the end they all agree that it makes sense and it works.

Take a look at our commercial and residential sustainable design solutions.

Contact us today to see how we can bring your vision to life with sustainable design.

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