David Baillie Architect
Rising energy costs and the sustainability of our planet are issues which are very closely linked and affect everyone, everywhere. Together these two issues have prompted governments, large and small businesses, and individual home owners to become more conscious of the environment we all share and the energy we all waste needlessly. With this thought in mind, our goal at David Baillie Architect is to seamlessly combine innovative design with outstanding energy efficiency to enhance lifestyle, save money and help protect our environment.
Day Bukh Architects
Day Bukh Architects are deeply interested in designing ecological and sustainable buildings for the Australian context. Our ecological concerns extend beyond reducing energy use to include social sustainability. This involves designing buildings that last by using environmentally friendly materials that withstand the harsh Australian environment, and also designing buildings that can be adapted for re-use, thus ensuring longevity.
Energy Smart Strata
Energy Smart Strata work with executive committees and building managers to reduce common area energy usage and costs. Gareth Huxham has been working with strata complexes for over 10 years conducting energy audits and managing upgrades. Gareth can help you understand the energy efficiency issues and opportunities for your building: lighting (car park, fire stair, lobby, exterior), ventilation, air conditioning, pumps, pool, lifts, and the opportunity to install solar. Gareth also specializes in energy procurement, billing and tariff analysis. Bring in a copy of your recent energy bill and Gareth can provide a quick spot check to make sure your not paying too much.
Envirotecture designs elegant and affordable homes that work well, feel good, and are culturally appropriate – and reduce their ecological cost toward zero. We have over 35 years experience in sustainable design, combining traditional and organic sustainability with proven and emerging technologies.
Envirotecture has received numerous peer design awards, community and sustainability awards.
G.E. Hunt Architect
Graham Hunt is a sole practitioner working throughout Sydney and beyond who uses his extensive experience in sustainable design to create stimulating, healthy, resource-efficient buildings holistically conceived. Graham designed and built his first passive solar home in 1983 and is highly respected throughout the industry for his expertise in optimising thermal comfort. With a realistic pragmatic approach cost effective design solutions full of delight evolve through deep consultation with clients and after detailed site evaluation.
Green Strata is a not-for-profit association that focuses solely on helping owners and residents in strata-titled complexes improve the sustainability of their common property and their homes. In 2014 Green Strata’s work was recognised through a Green Globe Award from the NSW Government. Christine Byrne is its President and co-founder.
Chris can guide you on the short and medium-term wins to reduce energy consumption on common property; water consumption for buildings that only have a single water meter; and how to get approval for sustainability actions in your strata scheme. She can also help you explore innovative ways to further segregate and recycle waste in apartment buildings.
We consider the long-term use of a building during its life-cycle in order to make it truly liveable. Our design approach allows for easy adaptability in response to the changes in life of the inhabitants, creating long-term, meaningful occupation. To achieve this also requires maximising the potential of each client’s unique site, brief and budget. We design the “right fit” for the site by responding to place and optimising the connection to natural light and ventilation. In this way we address sustainability in terms of social, environmental and economic factors.
Matt Elkan Architect
Matt Elkan specialises in small to medium sized residential projects. Sustainability is core to every project. This is expressed in siting and orientation, minimisation of site coverage, the form and scale of buildings, material selection, re-use and recycling wherever possible, and reduction in the reliance on active services. It is also expressed in creating joyful beautiful buildings. Building beautiful spaces is one of the best ways to improve sustainability by providing the motivation to preserve good buildings into the future.
rena czaplinska-archer architect
Rena Architects is a small architectural practice providing a friendly personal service in residential and small commercial architecture. We undertake both renovations and new houses. We specialise in sustainable, energy efficient design and construction, and projects with heritage significance. Leaner greener and smarter architecture is the call of the times with the climate high on the agenda.
We are passionate about energy efficient and sustainable design and always include passive solar design and healthy building advice in all our projects. All our designs focus on creating thermal comfort. We pay attention to orientation, insulation and seasonal climate changes and we encourage the use of outdoor rooms and courtyard designs which work very well in the Australian climate. We shape buildings that require less power consumption, that are warm, open, natural, functional, easy and economical.
James is an accomplished specialist in sustainable architecture and the thermal performance of buildings. With 20 years experience in the residential design sector, he is an ardent practitioner of sustainable design principles and maintains a core philosophy of minimising the impacts of buildings on the natural environment.
From a background in landscape design, James furthered his education with a master of design science leading to the progression of his signature works – which equally respect and exploit the relationships between the built form and the external environment. As director of his Neutral Bay based practice, Sanctum Design, James has received over 50 Design Awards and continues to promote climate conscious design through a broad portfolio of contemporary works and industry media.
Sydney Solar Electricity
Chris Pond from Sydney Solar Electricity Pty Ltd is an experienced service provider of advanced and innovative electrical solutions for domestic, commercial and industrial installations. Our range of work to date includes small scale solar power systems to large scale schools and university installations, as well as solar sculptures, solar maintenance and battery systems. We provide full project management from start to project completion.
Tony Edye & Associates
Tony Edye and Associates’ philosophy is to work closely with our clients to achieve a comfortable, minimal footprint and a beautiful home through ecologically sustainable design. Our award winning home and office aims to be ‘off-grid’ and comprises many sustainable initiatives which inform and demonstrate our architectural design philosophy, including renewable energy, polished ‘green’ concrete floors, double glazed windows, LED lighting, FSC certified timber, and zero VOC paints and finishes. We have more than 25 years in practice perfecting a balance between passive and active design, which results in buildings which are thermally more comfortable, less resource demanding and visually stimulating whilst attending to the everyday needs of busy people.