Our integrated design approach allows us to deliver social and environmental sustainability outcomes with maximum efficiency.
There is no one size fits all approach to sustainability. From planning cities to designing communities and buildings, the HASSELL design process responds to the particular natural, cultural and economic circumstances and the specific opportunities and challenges presented by each unique project.
We are continually improving our collective skills and knowledge in sustainable design and innovation, applying this knowledge in a way that benefits our clients through better performing buildings, and spaces that have lasting value. Evidence-based and new research conducted by HASSELL in partnership with leading industry thinkers is contributing to industry knowledge of sustainable communities and future urban cities in Australia and internationally.
Through our 14 studios located in Australia, China, South East Asia and the UK, we have developed significant experience across current international sustainability rating systems including LEED and Green Star. We have delivered numerous innovative and sustainable design projects across Australia, South East Asia and China including Green Star and LEED certified and registered projects. As a result, HASSELL projects are internationally recognised and award winning for both their leading social and environmental sustainability credentials.
To assist our clients in the management of environmental impacts we have developed an Environmental Management System (EMS) certified to international standard ISO14001. Our environmental methodology provides clients with a process to maximise opportunities, identify risks and minimise impacts.
We apply our environmental methodology to our studios to continuously improve environmental performance and energy efficiencies as well as create healthier working environments. Our carbon emissions reduction strategy and carbon emissions reporting have demonstrated a 32 percent reduction of company carbon emissions over a four year period.
HASSELL is a founding member of the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) and the China Green Building Council Foreign Membership Scheme, and member of the United States Green Building Council. In addition HASSELL is a signatory to the UN Global Compact. Our sustainability leaders and teams hold certification as LEED Accredited Professionals, Green Star Accredited Professionals or as Green Star Associates.
The Adelaide Zoo Entrance Precinct includes a number of leading environmental sustainable initiatives made possible through close collaboration between the government, the Adelaide Zoo horticultural experts and the multi-disciplinary design teamAdelaide Zoo Entrance PrecinctRead More
The iconic one40william building sets new standards for tenant comfort and corporate social responsibility. It is the largest building in Western Australia to gain a 5 Star Green Star Office Design rating and is targeting a 5 Star Green Star Office As-Built ratingone40williamRead More
SA Water House was the first South Australian building to be awarded a 6 Star Green Star – Office Design rating from the Green Building Council of Australia. Through the thoughtful assembly of proven design strategies and technologies, the building shows that highly sustainable and innovative workplace design can be achieved within the constraints of commercial viabilitySA Water HouseRead More
ANZ Centre is the largest single-tenanted commercial office building in Australia incorporating strategic energy, water and waste management systems. It has been awarded a 6 Star Green Star – Office Design v2 rating from the GBCA, creating a benchmark in accessible, robust and responsive sustainable architectureANZ CentreRead More
Sustainability is a key driver for Kingston High School and it is being benchmarked against the Green Star Education pilot tool, developed by the Green Building Council of Australia. Sustainable design features include green roofs, rain water harvesting and an in-slab hydronic heating systemKingston High SchoolRead More