Australian Builders Declare Climate & Biodiversity Emergency

The twin crises of climate breakdown and biodiversity loss are the most serious issue of our time. Globally, buildings and construction play a major part, accounting for nearly 40% of energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions whilst also having a significant impact on our natural habitats.

For everyone working in the construction industry, meeting the needs of our society without breaching the earth’s ecological boundaries will demand a paradigm shift in our behaviour, and our buildings. Together with our clients, we will need to commission and design buildings, cities and infrastructures as indivisible components of a larger, constantly regenerating and self-sustaining system.

The research and technology exist for us to begin that transformation now, but what has been lacking is collective will. Recognising this, we are committing to strengthen our working practices to create architecture and urbanism that has a more positive impact on the world around us.

As a member of the construction industry aware of the Climate & Biodiversity Emergency I pledge to:

Founding signatories:
Aligned Building, Sustainable Homes Melbourne, Granted Construction, Positive Footprints, Michael Limb Builders, Sanctum Homes, G-Lux Builders, RICCON Development & Construction, Green Building Institute, Crisp Green Homes

We hope that every building practice operating in Australia will join us in making this commitment.

Practices should sign through their CEO, Chairperson or appropriate Board Member, with the email address provided. Approval will be sought by email before the company name is added to the declaration.

If you are not a building practice or are based outside of Australia, please visit our global hub, Construction Declares here.

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360 Building Solutions Above Building Pty Ltd Acustruct AJK builders Aligned Building PTY LTD Allbiz Automation Pty Ltd Alphington Builders Alwyn Projects Anderson Energy Efficiency Appetite for construction Pty ltd Architectural Renovations And Carpentry Aren Built Armistead Homes Ashley Beaumont Atkinson Pontifex Austep Lighting Ben Ellis binq Blake Huard Carpentry Blue Eco Homes Blue Sky Windows BMCD Law Boroondara City Council Bottle Sonic Glass Crushing BrightBox Software Build it services Builders Of Architecture BuildFit Building Evolution Buildrite Projects Built Green Byrne Building Projects CABLED - Communications & Electrical Services Capital Building Carbonlite Carland Constructions Cassilis Constructions Pty Ltd Cocoon Cool Roofs Conscious Construction Co. Constructive works Corbett Enterprizes Pty Ltd Craftsmen Quality Builders Crisp Green Homes Dankris bricklaying DDCruz Projects Designful Devised Electrics Pty Ltd Diamond paint services pty ltd Donnellan Constructions DSGN Kartell Dynes Construction Company Pty Ltd eclipse passive house Ecohouz ecokit pty ltd Ecolateral ECOLIV Buildings Ecoprofit Management Pty Ltd Ecowise Homes Element Building & Construction Pty Ltd Enduro Builders Enhanced Homes Tasmania Pty Ltd ESC Electrical and Fata EVISSA EvoBuilt Evolvement Pry Ltd Expert Plumbing & Gas Services Expo Tiling and Stone Pty Ltd Fairweather Homes Fiera Group Fiera Group Australia Figurehead Construction Fitzgerald Construction Co. Frank Pty Ltd Frugal Creations G-Lux Builders Gaia Construction Pty Ltd Gaz King Builder Gedlec Energy Geosentinel Australia Pty Gilchrist Homes Go-Evolve Pty Ltd Granted Constructions Green Building Institute Green Construct Green Moves Aust Pty Ltd Greensight Projects GROW Build & Design Gruen Eco Design Hard Built qld pty ltd HIP V. HYPE Pty Ltd Homes With Integrity Pty Ltd ibild iConstruct Building Solutions PTY LTD In-Form Building & Consulting In2Construction Services Pty Ltd Innovative Interior Solutions JH Building and Design Just Tin Roofing Kapitol group KCJ Constructions Kingsley Building Group Living Houses Madeform Magico Constructions Makano Marcus Delaney Pty Ltd Mark Loni Mark & Co Painters MARKET TIMBERS (AUST) PTY LTD Martin Brothers Building P/L Martin Builders Melbourne Premier Caulking Metta Energy Michael Limb Builders Moon Building Group Morgan & Co Bespoke Building Mr Marble MUS Collective New Living Building Group nook construction North South Homes Oak Building And Construction Optam Building Group Ovens & King Builders Paarhammer Windows Paint the town Painters & Decorators Panna Cranes Passive Edge Homes Pebblesunday Pty Ltd Peoject Frauhaus Phantom Interiors Places and Spaces Pledge Custom Builders Positive Footprints Preston Australia Quinn Interiors Pty Ltd Raisin Build Pty Ltd Rammed Earth Tasmania Red Cedar Constructions P/L Red Dog Constructive Reform Landscaping Resolute Construction Solutions RICCON Development & Constructions Ross u design Sanctum Homes VIC PTY LTD Sanford Build Co SAVIL Group Pty Ltd SBUILT Scalise Studios Scholten Group Selectgreen pty ltd SHELTER architectural carpentry & sustainable building Silveerstream constructions Small Change Design & Construction Pty Ltd Smart SIPs Pty Ltd Sowden Building Solutions StabilEarth Constructions Stardust Constructions Steve O’Hara Design+Construction Stokes Rousseau Pty Ltd Stonelake Sustainable Homes Melbourne Taiga Build The Built Element The Carbonist The Sociable Weaver Group The Zimmermann OZ Pty ltd TONKIN.DESIGN Torquil Canning Toto Properties pty ltd Towards Tomorrow Energy Trade Alliance Group Transform Homes Treasure Builders Trunorth Projects Ultimate Windows Verdecon Pty Ltd VerdeLife Pty Ltd Villawood Properties VR Builders Weiss Builders Wellmade Construction and Design Wilderness Building Co Wooden Floors Melbourne woodhus your abode
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