Greenscape Staff, based in the Blue Mountains NSW, have had a long standing interest in the idea of solar passive design and are now committed to sustainable build, having been accredited by the Master Builders Green Living.

Site Management And The Building Envelope

To reduce waste during the construction process, Greenscape carefully plans and orders supplies. Additionally, they recycle and sort waste before it leaves the site, helping them reach their management goals. Erosion and sediment controls are put in place to protect the local Blue Mountains environment, and trees and areas outside the building envelope are screened off. To avoid using endangered timber species, Greenscape carefully selects materials, and they install effective insulation systems that allow the structure to breathe, as well as quality glazing units, all of which contribute to the production of energy efficient structures.

Energy And Water Conservation

If you are constructing a new building or renovating an existing one, there are plenty of opportunities to install water tanks, solar hot water and photovoltaic panels. Gutter guards and first flush devises can help make sure that water from the tanks can be used for washing machines, flushing toilets, and gardening. There are also "Rain bird" systems that can switch to the mains in case the water supply from the tanks runs low. Solar hot water systems have become more efficient and cost-effective, especially when used with electric or gas boosters. Photovoltaic panels, meanwhile, can be used for battery banks or to feed into the grid, offering the potential to offset the running costs of the energy-efficient panel heaters now available. Our goal is to not only meet the minimum energy standards, but to set a new standard in the housing sector across the NSW Blue Mountains region.