This 'big picture' view of ESD, is a fundamental element of Hames Sharley's creative philosophy. From conception through to use and habitation, each project adheres to the following underlying principles:
- Reduce water consumption
- Reduce stormwater run off
- Minimise waste and pollution
- Promote better working environments
- Promote reuse and recycling
- Promote flexibility
Our designs focus on creating a healthy environment that is stimulating, responsive and encourages flexible behaviours, improved learning and productivity. The building fabric will naturally evolve to become an expression of its natural systems and orientation, but the surrounding external spaces need to be actively designed to meet its social functions. This leads to a responsive approach that embraces the natural topography, views and gateways and gives focus to a diversity of uses and materials.
Green Star Rating
The Hames Sharley team includes Green Star Accredited Professionals to provide sustainability advice and to foresee no issues in deliverables or costs in achieving such a rating for this project. Each have the capability to coordinate the team and to ensure Green Star standards are met at all times.