Architecture architecture is a multi-award-winning Melbourne-based practice, recognised for its commitment to contemporary architecture. As leaders in next-generation design, the practice strives to foster an awareness of the built environment and its social effects. Whether we’re designing a school, a city square or a home, our philosophy is underpinned by a firm belief in the potential of architecture to foster positive social environments.
The strength of our practice lies in our team’s comprehensive and complimentary skill set. Our lively studio environment fosters a cooperative culture, with every project benefitting from shared expertise and mutual support. Every member of the Architecture architecture team has been selected for their project management skills, technical expertise, design excellence, can-do attitude, and good nature.
All practice directors and staff are trained in the principles of environmentally sustainable design, the consideration of which is integrated throughout the entire design and documentation process. All directors and staff members undertake continuing education to maintain their skills in this essential and ever-evolving area. Our understanding and experience of sustainability issues allow us to maintain a practical approach to balancing the costs and benefits of environmental opportunities.
As part of our commitment to sustainability, we have become a carbon-neutral practice.
What does NoCO2 Certification mean?
By meeting the requirements of the NoCO2 Program, Architecture architecture is certified as a Carbon Neutral Business by CRI; can be promoted and marketed as such and can display the NoCO2 Logo issued by CRI. To achieve this status and become carbon neutral Architecture architecture undertook the following process:
- Commissioned a NoCO2 audit from CRI to measure their carbon footprint for FY2020. CRI’s NoCO2 audit follows the standards outlined by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard (1), in addition to the international standard ISO 14064.1 (2).
- Have committed to offset their unavoidable emissions through the purchase of units in approved projects under the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and Gold Standard, and
- Committed to ongoing annual auditing of their emissions.
What Carbon Credit Projects does Architecture architecture purchase offsets from?
India: Clean Energy from Wind Project
Environmental problems in India are growing rapidly. The increasing economic development and a rapidly growing population that has taken the country from 300 million people in 1947 to more than one billion people today is putting a strain on the environment, infrastructure, and the country’s natural resources. India’s air pollution is exacerbated by its heavy reliance on coal for power generation. Coal supplies more than half of the country’s energy needs and is used for nearly three-quarters of electricity generation. While India is fortunate to have abundant reserves of coal to power economic development, the burning of this resource, especially given the high ash content of India’s coal, has come at a cost in terms of public health risk and environmental degradation.
Investments in clean energy sources, such as wind, are therefore considered to be essential both in the interest of the environment and for public health reasons. Wind projects partially displace electricity currently generated from grid-connected conventional fossil fuel-based thermal power plants, while reducing emissions. Wind Projects reduce the emission of greenhouse gases and limit local air pollution, curtailing its negative health impacts. In addition to its environmental benefits, the implementation of the project creates job opportunities for local workers, contractors, and suppliers, while the operation and maintenance of the wind park generate long-term employment positions.