Sustainable Development

Energy Efficiency in all rooms.

Eco-Edge

Featuring power monitoring systems, rainwater tanks, recycled building materials & cooling breezeways

Projects & Case Studies

Case Study: EcHo – Brookfield

Ecological and healthy
Queenslander Renovation

Case Study: Queenslander Renovation

A sustainable refurbishment to create a healthy family home.

Case Study: Viret Apartments

Viret Apartments by TVS Architects, with then Project Architect and Director, Mark ...

Case Study: Chelmer Flood & Rebuild

Tide Turns with Design

Featured Book: “The Environmental Brief: Pathways for Green Design” Co-authored by Mark Thomson

Mark Thomson has been an advocate for Sustainability for over a decade, and more recently, is a published co-author of The Environmental Brief: Pathways for Green Design.   About the Book The built environment is responsible for an estimated forty-five per cent of all greenhouse gas emissions. As the greatest opportunities for reducing these emissions […]

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Janis Birkeland author of “Positive Development” presents in Sydney

Janis Birkeland author of “Positive Development” provided an informative presentation during a Sydney event on October 4, 2012.

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“The Revitaliser” at HB2012

The Revitaliser” is a “living laboratory” established at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre for the 10th International Healthy Building Conference. This full size demonstration display ,designed to increase workspace air quality, will test the impact plants will have on indoor environments. We know that vegetation is beneficial in reducing volatile organic compounds (VOC’S) however […]

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Baby steps after the floods

Architect Mark Thomson’s first experience after the Queensland floods was as part of the ‘mud brigade’. Now he’s trying to set a smarter, hands- on approach to rebuilding in flood-affected areas, writes Jacinta Cleary. Mark Thomson has been involved with most aspects of Brisbane’s flood recovery this year, from cleaning mud and debris from people’s […]

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Rebuilding green after the Queensland floods

Rebuilding green – that was Mark Thomson’s vision for a Brisbane house devastated by the floods. The architect helped complete an eco retrofit of a two-storey brick veneer home at inner-suburban Chelmer that had been flooded up to the second storey. Mr Thomson, who runs Eco Effective Solutions, is one of 16 leading Queensland sustainable […]

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If you insist: consumers must drive sustainability

Queensland home owners must take the lead in demanding truly sustainable housing if we are to successfully deal with climate change and the current water crisis. Mark Thomson, from the Queensland University of Technology’s School of Design, said the Queensland housing industry was largely paying lip service to sustainable housing and continued to build energy-inefficient, […]

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