Carbon Neutral Certification - again

13 May 2022

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Our Carbon Neutral Audit for FY2021 is complete and we are proudly Certificed Carbon Neutral, again.

Always trying to do better, this year we reduced our electricity consumption by 49% through behavioural change, and reduced our travel footprint by 57% after switching to online meetings whenever possible.

After committing to Architects Declare in 2020 we completed a 3 step process:

1. We commissioned a NoCo2 audit with the Carbon Neutral Institute to measure our carbon footprint
2. Switched to 100% Green Power, no fossil fuels and offset with credits from Biomass with India Clean Energy
3. We committed to annual audits of our emissions.

See our listing in the Low Carbon Economy suppliers site. We also have Carbon Neutral Service Certification.


Victorian Premier’s Design Awards

24 Mar 2022

Premiers design awards

Vanessa Bird Chairs the Architectural Design Jury for the 2021 Premier's Design Awards. This year the Awards celebrate their 25th Anniversary and were presented during Melbourne Design Week at the NGV. Established by the Victorian Government in 1996, the Victorian Premier’s Design Awards are an opportunity to highlight and celebrate local design capability.


Melbourne Design Review Panel

18 Oct 2021

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Vanessa Bird joins the City of Melbourne's MDRP along with 40 other colleagues appointed to provide design advice on City of Melbourne led projects and planning applications.

The MDRP will include a pool of 10 expert members from the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, heritage, sustainability and transport planning. 

'Melbourne has a strong design culture and is made up of many fine buildings, and I look forward to working with the MDRP to produce positive outcomes for our city and its people', says Vanessa.

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