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Studio Bright Carbon Reduction Institute

Studio Bright looks opportunistically and thoughtfully at all projects with the ambition that they do more, offer more, for the client, the neighbourhood and the broader site context. We see every project as an opportunity to contribute positively to the social and built fabric of its place through design excellence. Believers in quality, not quantity, Studio Bright look for delight and efficiencies in the design of our buildings and focus on ways that these buildings can make our lives better.

Studio Bright looks beyond the brief for every project, from the smallest house to the master plan, to consider the ways in which the project has a role to play in engaging with the fabric of the city. This concern scales up intact for whole city precincts. On many schemes, Studio Bright has successfully negotiated with communities and Local Councils to achieve outcomes that are beyond those typically derived through planning guidelines and envelopes alone. This has been achieved through the display of well-considered designs that sensitively responds to context and use.

Over the last decade Studio Bright has grown sustainably to its current size. As an established medium sized practice, we are able to maintain director level oversight, an experienced team and a focus on design excellence. Studio Bright’s team comprises a broad range of competent professionals from graduates and recently registered architects, to senior architects with practice and project leadership experience having personally delivered large scale projects for governments and large institutions. Our size allows us the opportunity to scale up project teams as required to meet project deadlines and to undertake a wide range of project scales. Our aim is to service all of our clients and projects with the same care, investment and attention to detail from our $1M home renovations to our $20M mixed-use development projects.

Our team offers demonstrable experience and capacity, we bring a wealth of knowledge, award winning creativity and inspiring design expertise.

Climate Change Action

Studio Bright achieved carbon neutral certification on 7/12/2020. To achieve this status and become carbon neutral Studio Bright undertook the following process:

  1. 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).
  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
  3. Committed to ongoing annual auditing of their emissions.

What does NoCO2 Certification mean?

By meeting the requirements of the NoCO2 Program, Studio Bright 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 Studio Bright purchase offsets from?

Cookstoves in Developing Nations

Nearly three billion people around the world burn wood, charcoal, animal dung, or coal in open fires or in inefficient stoves and without a chimney for daily cooking and heating. This reliance on inefficient cookstoves and fuels leads to a wide variety of environmental problems including deforestation, air pollution and climate change. Daily exposure to toxic smoke from traditional cooking practices is one of the world’s biggest, but least well-known killers.

Penetrating deep into the lungs of its victims, this acrid smoke causes a range of deadly chronic and acute health effects such as pneumonia, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and heart disease, as well as low birth-weights in children born to mothers whose pregnancies are spent breathing toxic fumes from traditional cookstoves. Women and children must risk their safety, health, and sometimes their lives, to search for and collect firewood in order to cook food over smoky, polluting open fires.

The Projects:

The Cookstoves in Developing Nations project disseminates efficient wood and charcoal cookstoves to reduce dependency on traditional biomass fuels. 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 countries including Peru, Uganda, Cambodia and China.

Photography by

Rory Gardiner

Peter Bennetts

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