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…