Environmentally sensitive building practice
Our site management standards ensure the entire demolition and construction process has supported the critical elements of sustainable design and construction. This was a uncompromising priority for the Beachmere Project.
The Department of Climate Change estimates that “Australians currently emit more than 550 million tonnes of greenhouse gases each year”. About 20% of this is generated through everyday activities, including heating, cooling, cooking, lighting, driving, running appliances, travelling and decaying landfill.
Sovereign Homes director, John Firrell estimates that the construction of an average $400,000 home would under normal circumstances generate the use of nine, 6m³ skips. It is therefore conceivable that a $2,000,000 home would generate the use of at least 45, 6 m³ skips. Through considered management and thoughtful process, The Beachmere Project used just 2, 6m³ skips (See the Ecolateral environmental report for full details.) This was a conscious priority for this project, along with many other environmentally responsible construction choices.
A consolidated effort to consider process management by all providers associated with the project resulted in not only a significant reduction of waste sent to landfill, but will ultimately deliver substantial environmental benefits over time.