ESD design guide - Video and transcript
Mark Thomson, TVS Partnership
Australian Government Department of the Environment and Heritage, June 2005
About the video file
This video should be viewed in the context of the ESD design guide for Australian Government buildings.
The ESD design guide gives a basic introduction to ecological sustainability issues and specifically how the built environment affects them. It begins by outlining the Australian position on Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD) and some key policies relevant to buildings and ESD.
See also: more ESD design guide videos
I agree with what a few others have said, it's the importance of developing what we call an 'environmental brief' to actually identify these things to a client and to share the vision with the client of what is possible, that we find that once we're able to do that and excite a client that they don't have to accept just a standard refurb[ishment].
That they can actually achieve quite a lot more which is beneficial to them in the long term in terms of operational savings, the client became quite excited and gave us the ability to then go further.