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The QLD Chapter of Architects Declare had their second meetup on Tuesday the 18th of February at Wandering Cooks in Brisbane. They covered important issues raised in the chapters inaugural meeting in December 2019, and sought to discuss tangible, pragmatic ways to achieve ‘better than best practice’ sustainable outcomes within the built industry.

Architect, Matthew Seddon from our Brisbane office presented goals and strategies in which Hames Sharley propose to be more sustainable in their approach.

The presentation saw a requirement for a Sustainable Supplier Checklist, proposing the idea that suppliers who wish to present to the Hames Sharley team are to fill out a short sustainability questionnaire. “This shows we care about these issues, and puts the emphasis on suppliers to take action to improve, or to be proud of, the impacts of their product,” said Matt.

A new prefilled sustainable materials and FF&E schedule will aim to create positive habits for specifiers and architects by automatically including the most responsible materials for that building typology.

By developing internal design processes, digital platforms, and Thought Leadership Groups, Hames Sharley aims to empower people with the tools to make informed and positive decisions, arguments and actions.

Images courtesy of Joshua Maguire & Five Mile Radius