We advocate an approach to sustainable design that looks beyond the closed loop of the individual building.
DesignInc promotes a restorative and ultimately regenerative, precinct based approach to infrastructure and city form. We believe that individual carbon neutral buildings must be replaced by oxygen positive cities.
Looking as a community at ways to share resources and reduce energy demands has become an essential feature of current and future design. Through our experience on small and large residential and sustainable urban design projects we are developing an integrated knowledge base of how to best achieve neighbourhood sustainability.
While the rate of demand for buildings escalates at the same time as pressure increases on environmental resources, the adaptive re‐use of robust older buildings and urban precincts offers a wealth of positive outcomes. Our holistic and restorative design processes provide opportunities to make positive contributions to the health and wellbeing of the whole community.