ESD design guide - Video and transcript
Paul Edwards, Lend Lease Australia Pacific
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
We took a different approach on the whole process of creating the Bond.
We had extensive stakeholder engagement sessions with our staff and also our external stakeholders.
Everyone was brought on board at least 3 years prior to Bond being built.
We had a blue sky workshop with our staff before we started the process.
Which was a case that they could scream and shout about Lend Lease in any way, shape or form they wanted to, to say what was wrong with the business, about the buildings they were in etc.
Then we took on a taskforce approach with about 8 different taskforces set up for different things around the business.
They were about a multitude of different staffing levels from PA's through to senior and middle management.
And each taskforce was allocated a particular criteria such as leadership, management, health and wellbeing, technology and environment.
Those taskforces pretty much wrote the brief.