SUSTAINABLE BUILDING DESIGN
AT IDESIGN2BUILD WE PRIDE OURSELVES NOT ONLY ON OUR SUSTAINABLE BUILDING DESIGNS, BUT ON THE EXCELLENCE OF OUR SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS
Our designs are environmentally responsible and resource efficient throughout the building’s life cycle. It begins from orientating the building in the most sustainable position on its block, through to the building design, its construction and maintenance.
What makes a sustainable building design excellent?
Passive Design implementation.
A well-designed building minimises unwanted heat gain and loss by using natural sources of heating and cooling, such as solar energy and cooling breezes. It begins by appropriately orientating your building on its site and carefully designing the building’s ‘envelope’ – its roof, walls and windows and floors – to work with nature.
The openings in our building’s design bring in daylight without direct exposure to the heat of the sun. These same openings are also orientated to catch any prevailing breezes, creating natural ventilation without unpleasant draughts. The orientation of features on each home is created to create welcome shade in summer and maximise solar warmth in winter, decreasing energy bills over the whole year.
Our buildings all use thermal mass property of materials to passively heating or cooling the internal spaces. This refers to interior fittings such as tiles and concrete floors that keep the interior home temperatures cool in summer and warm in winter. They do this by cleverly storing and releasing heat and cool air, all the time retaining a near constant temperature. Passive home design is always praised for its high level of comfort for its inhabitants.
The result is an indoor temperature that is constant and comfortable and many times more efficient in creating this ambient environment. Most impressive of all the materials’ thermal mass property will keep working for decades and as renewable resources they need no power input and therefore incur no cost to the home owner.
Our designs are a perfect balance between a home’s affordability, its physical soundness and its environmental superiority, but most of all our designs deliver enhanced comfort and liveability. At idesign2build we relish looking for creative solutions to design challenges.
Our buildings are designed and built to not only serve the needs of their current owners, but are also for the comfort and needs of future residents. That’s design excellence in action.