Sustainability

Every project will impact on the environment with regard to:

  • Design Life

  • Materials

  • Energy

  • Water

  • Transportation

  • Indoor Environment

  • Bio Diversity

Each project presents a different set of opportunities and constraints that determine the approach to Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) for the project. James Seymour Architecture (JSA) seeks to implement ESD principles to all projects by providing a considered and professional approach to the project design. Constraints, such as budget restrictions, require a clever and innovative approach, appropriate to the particular project type. Often, significant improvements can be achieved by applying passive design principles and by the careful selection of materials, fixtures and construction techniques.

In order to support JSA’s commitment to sustainable development we are currently providing pro bono advice to Goulburn Valley Health’s (GVH) 10 Star Charity House project. The project aims to deliver a sustainable, high star rated home incorporating current best practice in sustainable design and systems. The planned auction’s  profits will go to GVH.  

Design principles that can be applied to achieve good passive design outcomes include:

  • Orientation

  • Cross Ventilation

  • Shading & Light Transmission

  • Insulation

  • Draught Sealing

  • Material Selection

  • Building form

The design and selection of building service systems have a major impact on the energy efficiency and running costs of a project. JSA works closely with other team members to achieve the best possible outcomes within the established project control.  JSA ensures our practice is best, our Quality and Environmental Management systems are certified by Best Practice.

Every project will impact on the environment with regard to:

  • DESIGN LIFE

  • MATERIALS

  • ENERGY

  • WATER

  • TRANSPORTATION

  • INDOOR ENVIRONMENT

  • BIO DIVERSITY