We’ve come across a lot of aspiring green project developers in our years managing GBCE. Many of them are already persuaded about the enormous value sustainable and people centered projects have for their customers, investors and communities. Many of them have a general idea that this must be thought for early in the process and that it requires a technical and strategic expertise that we happen to have. So they come to us in the search of recommendations to advance the sustainability agenda of their project. We get asked things like how long does it take, which certification should I go for, what design criteria should I include, what should I target, where should I start, who do I need? They often have high perceptions on added time, resources and upfront costs which in reality these projects don’t have.
And because it looks like much to take on, these dreams of better buildings are left on a canvas board never to be experienced. We wanted to change that.
We realize it might be a change of process and we wanted to explain how it completes yours in place. We realize it might be complex subjects and we wanted to simplify them with tangible and actionable design principles. We realize it might be difficult to convince owners and investors of the investment opportunity and we wanted you to have the evidence to back it up. We know it’s not easy to get a consultant on board and to allocate a budget for something management is not set forth with. But we still wanted you to have the means to start (and to keep possible) to align your design specifications with your aspiring goals. We think budget restrictions can be moved with comprehensible information but first and foremost that budget must not stop us from bringing up greener, smarter and healthier buildings and cities to live in. We also wanted to take this occasion to set records straight, that green buildings are not more expensive, that the materials they are made of are market available and cost effective, that we hold the capabilities to bring them up and that last but not least there is a genuine demand for them here and now.
It surely is not the same as having a consultant on your project but for a fraction of the price, it’s pretty close. Close enough to get you started and feel comfortable with the idea of green design and we’re never far away when you would need us to step it up to design implementation.
Our Green Design Brief
How will our design brief support your projects
See how buildings are a fundamental solution to our economy’s decarbonization and key to the liveability of our cities in the region.
Apprehend market trends and investment opportunities for sustainable, healthy and performance driven buildings.
Capture the evidence supporting the business case for smart green and healthy buildings.
Recognize the many value propositions of sustainable buildings from lower operating costs, improved occupants health and productivity, raised asset value and increased return on investment.
Grasp the underlying principles, process and key focus areas behind people centered, bioclimatic concepts.
Understand how certifications such as LEED, WELL, EDGE and TREES compare and what they mean for your next project.
Measure the performance of your project with key design metrics for thermal and visual comfort, health, air quality, energy efficiency and water conservation.
Apply technical recommendations and best design practices early into your design concepts to ensure your project’s sustainability results.
Explore market ready and result proven green features to incorporate in your next project.
Which projects have we been on?
So where have we applied our expertise? We have worked on a variety of exciting projects of all types of sectors from office, , residences, schools, hospitals, factories to stadiums and airports across Asia (Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, Singapore, Mongolia and Thailand)! Our most recent project is the U-Tapao Airport city project in Rayong Thailand where we advised on green building strategies for the airport terminal, commercial complex and transportation hub design concept.
Peer Recognition & Awards
We are extremely grateful to have received recongnition from our peers over the years and are the proud winners of multiple international awards. Armelle Le Bihan was recently designated Eco Star of Asia and RICS Young Achiever 2019.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
" This was invaluable for DSM, Armelle took charge of the work and presented it bit by bit making sure we were fully aware of the process and journey. On project work Armelle has assisted with various pitches, creating excellent, clear and easy to understand presentations for our prospective clients. "
— Joy Menzies, Managing Director at DSM