Waste minimisation & management
May 7, 2024

Towards zero waste – in an environmentally sensitive location

Congratulations to LID’s Waste Lead Leah Reynolds who has been working with Jaws Architects Tasmania Associate Chris Egan to deliver a tailored Waste Minimisation and Management Plan for this key…

Waste minimisation & management
April 17, 2024

LID’s Waste consulting experience Australia wide – WA

Low Impact Development (LID) have deep waste management and minimisation experience Australia wide. Here’s a sample of our recent waste consulting work in WA: hotels, food and beverage – Brighton…

Waste minimisation & management
April 17, 2024

LID’s Waste consulting experience Australia wide – NSW

Low Impact Development (LID) have deep waste management and minimisation experience Australia wide. Here’s a sample of some of our recent waste consulting work in NSW – generally covering both…

Waste minimisation & management
April 16, 2024

LID’s Waste consulting experience Australia wide – Tasmania

Low Impact Development (LID) have deep waste management and minimisation experience Australia wide. Here’s a sample of our recent waste consulting work in Tasmania: multi-storey mixed use residential, office and…

Carbon positive house Sustainable development
April 2, 2024

Demonstrating a carbon positive house via a LCA

What a fantastic result! We recently completed another Life Cycle Assessment for the sustainability boundary pushing Steffen Welsch Architects where we were able to quantify and demonstrate that the all…

Sustainable development
March 18, 2024

Life Cycle Assessments for Life Cycle Design

LID Consulting recently delivered a dwelling LCAs (Life Cycle Assessment) for leading sustainability focussed architecture firm Steffen Welsch Architects. As always, the process enlightens and changes the focus and elements…

Designing out Crime CPTED Assessments Liveable Communities
March 18, 2024

Designing out Crime (CPTED Assessments)

LID Consulting is utilising the combined skills of its architect and landscape design experienced team members, applying our sustainable communities understanding and liaising with a range of designers and stakeholders…

Uncategorized
March 4, 2024

LID leading the way on Sustainability in Subdivisions

We are very pleased to have delivered in conjunction with Mesh Planning and CASBE, the Draft Sustainable Subdivision Framework Version 2 document to the Municipal Association of Victoria’s (MAV) Council…

Sustainable Builders Yak Podcast Sustainable development
February 29, 2024

Talking circular materials solutions, D&C waste minimisation and sustainability opportunities

LID Principal and co-director Craig Harris is interviewed by Sustainable Builders Alliance / Builders Declare founders Simon Clark and Brian Guinan on their sustainable Builders Yak podcast. Once you get…

Circular materials
February 27, 2024

New reporting standards to push sustainable behaviour – including circularity

New reporting standards for larger Australian businesses will help push sustainable behaviour including embracing low carbon and circular materials use. Highlights from the article follow. Australian businesses are about to…

Environmental Sustainability online tool Sustainable development
February 19, 2024

Georges River Council online ESD Calculator goes live

We are very please to confirm that the online Environmental Sustainability tool developed by Low Impact Development (LID) Consulting with Organica Engineering and the Georges River Council has gone live,…

Liveable Communities
January 29, 2024

Sustainability in subdivisions

A very interesting article here about the critical importance of cooler roads, cool roofs, and more tree planting. Some challenges are also listed. For our part we are intrigued by the…

Circular materialsSustainable development
January 24, 2024

Circular economy low carbon permeable kerbing

Win – win – win – win. Australia’s first permeable, recycled tyre kerbs are being trialed at the Pakenham Level Crossing Removal project in the new East Pakenham Station car…

Energy and RenewablesHealthy indoor environments
December 7, 2023

Why renewable gas is unlikely to be burned in our homes

Our take on clarifying whether we will see 100% renewable gas in our homes… Gas burned in our homes is known as ‘natural’ gas and is a naturally occurring gas….

Circular materials
November 30, 2023

100% recycled crushed concrete rock for pipe bedding

Fantastic to find out today that the contractor undertaking large pipe rectification work in Yarra City Council is leading the way on the circular economy. Chris Coker from Fox Drainage…

Sustainable development
November 27, 2023

Net zero carbon ready apartments

LID Consulting were engaged to provide ESD advice to 82 Westgarth St, a 24 apartment development proposal in Fitzroy, Victoria. The developers aim was to produce the first net zero…

Circular materialsEnergy and RenewablesSustainable development
November 27, 2023

Refurbishing sites to optimise zero carbon potential and more

LID are pleased to be working through the implementation of our ESD recommendations report for the above large state government office and workshops redevelopment. Our ESD report made sensible but…

Circular materialsSustainable development
November 20, 2023

Test your ESD knowledge!

Question – how many clear and implied ESD initiatives can you see in this west elevation image of the fantastic Bellfield Community Hub (recently completed by K20 Architects) that we…

Liveable Communities
November 15, 2023

Off road bicycle paths – providing low carbon transport networks and much more

Awesome best practice urban design by Human Habitats. We love the future proof, low or no ongoing carbon emissions sustainable transport initiatives of off-road bicycle paths along all major roads linking…

Healthy indoor environments
November 15, 2023

Designing for daylight into apartments

Amongst the recommendations we make when asked to help an apartment development maximise daylight is to cantilever rather than recess, and stagger balconies from floor to floor. Another key suggestion…

Energy and Renewables
November 15, 2023

Victorian homes and public buildings requiring a planning permit go all electric

This is massive news for all new homes requiring a planning permit, including new public and social housing delivered by Homes Victoria. From 1 January 2024, planning permits for new…

Circular materials
November 15, 2023

Circular economy fencing

Circular materials in action. Concrete footing free fencing. We are working on a project where we started discussing how to better re-use the end of life components in their same…

Energy and Renewables
November 14, 2023

Gaps undermine your insulation installation

While this roof space picture does not demonstrate an extreme example of the gaping issue with the insulation of many existing roof spaces it does demonstrate the problem. The whole…

Something to Chew on
November 14, 2023

Lunchtime series ESD and Waste workshop – Hansen Partnership

It was fantastic to be invited in by Hansen Partnership for an ESD and Waste discussion. The team at Hansen Partnership were keen to understand better practice ESD and Waste…

Sustainable development
November 14, 2023

Georges River Council ESD Calculator – developed by LID

LID Consulting together with Organica Engineering recently prepared a new ESD assessment framework for new developments in the Georges River Council, NSW. The framework has been turned into a tool…

Sustainable development
November 14, 2023

Sustainably focussed builders

Fantastic to see so many builders embracing sustainability goals. It is the perfect place to start if you are looking for a builder. We are excited to see that there…

Sustainable developmentUncategorized
November 11, 2023

Banyule council ESD compliance inspections

Banyule Council is now undertaking ESD compliance inspections on all completed developments – to ensure ESD commitments approved at planning don’t get dropped out during the construction stage. It is…

Sustainable development
November 3, 2023

Existing apartments – Plan for getting off gas, going all electric and incorporating solar PV and EV infrastructure

LID have just completed preparing a strategy for two existing 1960s double brick apartment blocks in North Melbourne to get off gas, go all electric, and incorporate solar PV and…

Circular materials
November 3, 2023

Circular economy in the built environment – where to start

If you want to get serious about creating circular materials response this Circular Economy framework by project stage is a good starting point. (The Framework is from “The Circular Economy…

Energy and Renewables
November 3, 2023

Massive clean burning hydrogen gas reserves that could supercharge the move to zero emissions

Hydrogen burns cleanly to produce water, without releasing carbon dioxide as occurs when natural gas (typically methane) is burned. Until recently large reserves of naturally occurring hydrogen were not known…