5 SUSTAINABLE RENOVATION TIPS
You’ve watched #waronwaste, you’ve been taking cloth bags to the supermarket forever, you’re eating less meat and eliminating single use plastics from your life. Us too! But if a house renovation or new build is on your agenda, sustainability in the built environment packs even more of a punch than daily habits.
We’re passionate about sustainability and reducing our environmental impact and we’re all about budget conscious decisions so here are our 5 renovation tips. Considered but easy ideas that can be incorporated into your design brief to an architect from the beginning (so they don’t end up being last minute band-aid solutions).
For now we’re focusing on urban sites in cities but if you’re in a regional area on a larger site we’ve got you covered too, so get in touch.
Image: External sunshading
This is what architects excel at! Creating pleasant and liveable spaces that respond to the sun, making sure they utilise the right orientation and window placement to maximise winter sunlight but block summer sun, while at the same time deal with all the other constraints urban living presents.
Our design process also focuses on improving the indoor environment quality (the health of your home), by incorporating natural light, natural ventilation, and thermal comfort.
All these passive design measures contribute to long term energy savings, so get the fundamentals right from the beginning by speaking to an expert.
Image: High level northern windows to provide winter sun deep into the living area and maintain privacy between neighbours. External sunshading for summer protection.