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
Try to make each element of the design work more than once... such as external blinds for glare and solar control and our atrium for exhaust relief air path as well as a buffer zone and an amenity for people.
I don't think anything is easy in ESD these days.
It seems to be a very difficult subject to try and make stack up.
I suppose the easiest one, from some points of view, is integrated design.
The fact that we were able to start early on with our ESD solution in mind, and work through the process to take into account each element and try to make each element of the design work more than once for itself.
Such as the external blinds, exit air zone control, our atrium, exit relief air path, as well as a buffer zone as well as an amenity for people.
That's probably an easy thing to incorporate, it's just getting the paradigm shift of the project managers to change their mind and work in a different way.
Things like water fittings (AAA at the time and AAAA now) are easy to get into a design from an ESD perspective and also elements that have been used on other buildings such as PE cells and motion detectors.
Those elements where easy...