Sustainability

Sustainability is integral to all of our projects.

Many clients are drawn to us because of our approach to sustainability. Sustainability is integral to all of our projects and we discuss it from the very beginning with our clients.

The Ark, Point Lonsdale

For us, sustainability starts with building quality that lasts the long term. A building that is used and loved for over 50 years is a sustainable building. Building from this foundation, we plan our buildings to make the most of natural light and processes such as natural ventilation and passive heating and cooling. We carefully plan shading and thermal mass to create stable indoor temperatures while also maximising efficiency and minimising waste in terms of space and materials. Maximising durability and using local, sustainably and ethically sourced materials and products whenever possible is a given. Most of our projects feature solar power and batteries and if you are keen to go further we can assist you with other choices like eliminating reliance on natural gas (a non renewable resource), choosing certified Green Power or making your project net carbon neutral.

All of these steps aim to significantly reduce or even eliminate the long term lifespan energy costs to our clients and the environment. There are other systems and features that can supercharge your sustainable home even further should you desire.

Bower Architecture has been proudly carbon neutral since 2019 and in November 2021 we became Certified Carbon Neutral with Climate Active. Through this reporting, analysis, review and offsetting process we are continually learning about our carbon footprint, where we create carbon and how to adopt strategies to minimise our emissions. You can read more about our certification on the Climate Active website here.

We proudly support Greenfleet as our carbon offset provider and you can read more about their work here.

As member of the Climate Active Network, we encourage every business to become carbon neutral and pave the way for a cleaner planet for future generations.

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