SJB is a multi-disciplinary practice with an integrated approach to architecture, interior design, urban design and planning. For more than four decades, SJB has made a significant contribution to Australia’s built environment with a diverse body of work that ranges from large-scale urban developments to more intimate residential buildings. The practice responds sensitively to the urban fabric of cities and regions, striving to deliver unique places and spaces that support creativity, equity and the environment. The grounding element that unites this work is a primary focus on context. SJB are leaders in the built environment, producing intelligent responses that engage, activate and serve those who use them.
Climate Change Action
SJB achieved carbon neutral certification on 18/12/2020. To achieve this status and become carbon neutral SJB undertook the following process:
The SJB NoCO2 certification covers the following entities:
- SJB Architects NSW
- SJB Architects VIC
- SJB Planning NSW
- SJB Planning VIC
- SJB Interiors
What does NoCO2 Certification mean?
By meeting the requirements of the NoCO2 Program, SJB 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.
- 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 SJB 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 limits 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 generates long-term employment positions.