Sustainability

We have the right technical expertise and experience, but we do things a little differently. We are commercially sensitive towards what works and what doesn’t and a flexible approach based on client needs. We are backed by a large multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy and have the ability to service projects of any size. As a team we are also able to draw on over thirty years of multi-disciplinary engineering experience to provide our sustainability services. At Northrop, our approach to designing sustainable buildings and precincts incorporates core design principles that focus on three areas to produce strong sustainability results;

 

Modern sustainable buildings are required to promote the holistic needs of their inhabitants while reducing their impact on climate change. In today’s market, it is understandable that a balance between optimum environmental performance and cost effectiveness is required to be achieved.

We assist clients to realise their vision of a sustainable development.

This can take different forms. It could mean assessing a development against a rating scheme, and advising on strategies to improve the rating if required. It could be undertaking modelling and investigation works at design stage to achieve a certain sustainability standard or simply code compliance. It could be monitoring and improving an existing building performance to help it be more sustainable.

In everything we undertake, we first will work to understand what our client’s objectives are for the project – understand the outcome they’re trying to achieve. Their goals become ours.

Beyond initial advice sustainability advice, we can continue to work with the design to ensure that those objectives and initiatives are seen through and the vision is not lost along the way.

With our firms focus and experience in buildings, infrastructure, precincts / communities, and policy we are well positioned to provide a range of sustainability advice that incorporates the full range of engineering considerations.

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