Plus Architecture is a dynamic master planning, architecture, interior design and visualisation practice dedicated to delivering inspiring, impactful projects across Australia and New Zealand. We offer clients our global design expertise from eight studio locations.
Our design capabilities cover all sectors of the industry and we have key employees who are sector leaders from residential, to health, to major infrastructure projects and beyond. Delivering community-responsive and energy efficient designs, our projects are always carefully considered. Underpinning each project is a dedication to client collaboration, high quality delivery, sustainability, and assurance that the beautiful design is crafted around the habits and lifestyles of real people.
Plus Architecture have pledged our ongoing commitment to pursuing more sustainable design practices as part of the Architects Declare movement. As part of this commitment, our studios continue to explore alternative substitutes for ‘Red List’ materials and implement passive design and sustainable design principles throughout our designs.
What does NoCO2 Certification mean?
By meeting the requirements of the NoCO2 Program, Plus Architecture Western Australia 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 Plus Architecture Western Australia 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 Plus Architecture Western Australia purchase offsets from?
India Wind Project
Investments in clean energy sources, such as wind, are 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.
Developing Nations Cookstoves
The Cookstoves in Developing Nations project disseminates efficient wood and charcoal cookstoves throughout to reduce dependency on traditional biomass fuels. By replacing traditional cookstoves with fuel-efficient stoves in households and restaurants, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, relieves pressure on local forests, and assists in reducing the incidence of chronic respiratory disease, improving livelihoods in poor communities.
Cookstoves in Developing Nations sources Verified Carbon Standard and Gold Standard carbon credits from Africa, Central & South America, China and South-East Asia.