Sustainability

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.