Hayball is one of Australia’s largest design practices with offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, specialising in architecture, interior design, and urban planning. For more than 35 years, the practice has realised hundreds of projects across Australia, South-East Asia, and China. Our intelligent design approach and responsive working style are reflected in a growing body of work whose diversity and social influence inspires and excites us every day. We require that each project innovates in some meaningful way, to find something new, to advance a particular building type or technique. Fuelled by shared ideas and a focus on service, our large team delivers multidisciplinary design solutions that produce meaningful outcomes and lasting client relationships. Hayball is an acknowledged leader in combining market-based solutions with architectural excellence. Highly regarded our civic-minded approach, our work encompasses single and multi-residential buildings, schools and universities, commercial developments and urban design for neighbourhood regeneration and new precincts.
Climate Change Action
Hayball achieved carbon neutral certification on 09/12/2020. To achieve this status and become carbon neutral Hayball 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).
- Committed to offset its 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 does Carbon Neutral Service Certification mean?
By meeting the requirements of the NoCO2 Program, Hayball 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.
What Carbon Credit Projects does Hayball purchase offsets from?
India Clean Energy from Biomass
The aim of Biomass projects is to utilise agricultural waste or other non-renewable biomass residues as fuel to generate power and to lower the plants’ dependence on the local grid for electricity. Before the implementation of the project, the electricity needs of such plants were met by power from a coal dominated grid. To meet the rising energy demands in production, a new efficient biomass boiler was installed together with a steam turbine, producing both steam and electricity. The new boilers are fuelled with locally available agricultural waste instead of traditional, emission intensive coal.
Before the start of the project, these agricultural residues were not used. They were either burned without harnessing the resulting thermal energy, or simply left to decay, thereby generating methane emissions. The plant’s steam and electricity requirements can be now supplied by the new cogeneration unit. The investment required for the installation of the new cogeneration unit could not have been raised were it not for the revenue from sales of carbon credits.