Sue Connor Architects are committed to a holistic vision of ecologically conscious design to minimise environmental impact. We select locally sourced renewable materials and consider their life cycle, production and ability to be recycled. Construction materials and internal finishes are chosen to ensure minimal toxicity to the environment and individuals with health sensitivities. Where applicable, our designs incorporate sustainable systems for rainwater harvesting and waste water, as well as alternative energy systems such as passive solar design.
SCA works with Eclipse Passive house www.eclipsepassivehouse.com.au
to create thermally high performing building to the Passivhaus Standard. We use scientific data to create climate specific design solutions that are healthy and thermally comfortable year round. This construction method eliminates condensation for a healthy indoor air quality.
We are passionate about working towards an environmentally sustainable future for our planet. One of the ways that Sue Connor Architects is helping to achieve this is by donating a portion of our monthly profits towards supporting the following charities and organisations:
By engaging Sue Connor Architects you can feel confident that you will be helping to make a difference for a sustainable future'
Housing that utilises an integrated structural system.
We have worked with Sean Coddington, director of Sustainable Design & Construct, designing and documenting adaptable, site-sensitive, ecologically sustainable homes. These buildings consist of a unique system of building methodology and have the ability to be completed (on a flat site) within 4-6 weeks. Every design is different and responds to each individual site and its characteristics. Over 12 schemes have been developed in both Sydney and country NSW. All solutions are unique to the site and vary accordingly.
Features of these developments include passive solar design, cross ventilation, rainwater harvesting, intelligent material usage, the use of local, ethical and non-toxic building materials, minimal maintenance over the life of the structure, minimal site disturbance, little to no wastage, systems of recycling, composting and landscape solutions that incorporate permaculture along with local endemic landscape species.