Photos by Sharrin Rees + Jacqueline Bosscher
Environmentally sustainable design (ESD)
The Design Commission assists clients in planning sustainability strategies and specifies materials and products that meet high sustainability standards.
We engage in the research and implementation of environmentally sustainable building practices, using rigorous design to create interior spaces that are thermally comfortable, healthy and have minimal embodied energy: good for the user and good for the environment. This means using building systems, materials, paint, fixtures, fittings and furniture that are minimally polluting in their production and application, and which can be reused or recycled in the future.
Breathing new life into old spaces, furniture and materials increases their value, reduces waste and leaves a legacy for the future. Reducing energy costs and selecting new materials, finishes and furniture that have a low carbon footprint and no nasty VOCs completes the strategy for a healthy, durable and efficient home.
The Design Commission was a Highly Commended finalist in the 2017 International Green Interiors Awards, and was a shortlisted finalist in the 2017 Sustainability Awards Single Dwelling Alteration/Addition category.
In 2020, we were awarded Best Alteration/Renovation in the Randwick City Architecture & Urban Design Awards for the coastal home KENZAI.
Visit The Green List via this link to see an article on our sustainable interior design practice.
Jacqueline Bosscher is a member of the Green Building Council of Australia continuing professional development program and a professional member of the Design Institute of Australia.
LIVE THE DIFFERENCE NOW
In 2018, Jacqueline launched the public awareness and action initiative LIVE THE DIFFERENCE NOW, which links people to the fight to preserve the world's coral reefs and improve ocean health. Click on the link above to visit the website to find out more about upcoming events, actions everyone can take now to reduce their carbon footprint + improve ocean environments, and to learn more about coral reefs.