Scotch College Wellbeing and Sports Centre is one of 20 projects in Australia pursuing Living Future Certification at any level, the only school so far and the first Core project.
This is a huge step not only for Hames Sharley and Scotch College but for projects across Australia. The Wellbeing & Sports Centre will soon become a role model in its community for redefining the future of the built environment.
“This initiative aligns perfectly with the School’s progressive vision around sustainability and their aim for using the building as an educational tool,” says Yaara Plaves, head of the National Sustainability Forum (NSF).
The LBC Core Building Certification is a simple framework that outlines the ten best practice achievements that a building must obtain to be considered a green or sustainable building.
It puts the connection to nature, equity, and the need for a building to be loved on even footing with the typical water, energy, and materials concerns.
“While the aim is very high in terms of regenerative design and positive impact, the framework itself is not complicated, especially when integrated during the design phase,” says Yaara.
Hames Sharley is proud to transform the way we create the built environment radically and eliminate any negative impact on people and planet. We will continue to realign incentives to truly protect the health, safety and welfare of our communities and reconcile the built environment with the natural environment into a civilisation that creates greater biodiversity, resilience and opportunities for life with each adaptation and development.
Once certified, Scotch College Wellbeing and Sports Centre will be the first school in Australia to complete LBC certification at any level.
We must remake our cities, towns, neighbourhoods, homes and offices, and all the spaces and infrastructure in between. This is part of the necessary process of reinventing our relationship with the natural world and each other—re-establishing ourselves as not separate from, but part of nature, because the living environment is what really sustains us.”