Sustainability for architects
The Institute affirms the responsibility of the architectural profession, as a key player in the construction industry, to embrace an integrated approach to ecological, social and economic sustainability. The Institute regards its Environment Policy as core to members’ practice and professional responsibilities.
The Environment Policy incorporates several useful appendices which list design strategies for architects linking these to specific objectives and further reading in the Environment Design Guide. Sustainable Design Strategies for Architects is a back-up document to the Environment Policy.
In its Sustainability Policy the Australian Institute of Architects advocates a range of actions for government, its members, the design and construction industry, and the broader community that it believes will drive the necessary changes.
Continuing professional development
Each chapter of the Institute conducts continuing professional development seminars which have sustainability as a frequent theme.
The National Seminar Series and the Institute’s Continuum online courses are aimed at aiding architects to play a key role in building a sustainable future for our built environment.
Published by the Australian Institute of Architects, the Environment Design Guide (EDG) covers environmental design strategies for building professionals. EDG design notes are available only to paid subscribers.
Reading EDG notes attracts informal CPD points. Authoring a note will attract 3 formal CPD points from the Institute of Architects and 2 Green Star Accredited Professional CPD points from the GBCA.
EDG News is a free newsletter published by the Institute that covers news and events in the world of sustainable design. Anyone can sign up to EDG News.
Your Home is a suite of consumer and technical guide materials and tools developed to encourage the design, construction or renovation of homes to be comfortable, healthy and more environmentally sustainable.
Ecos Magazine is one of Australia’s most authoritative magazines on sustainability. It has been published since 1974 by Australia’s national scientific research agency, the CSIRO.