At AJM we are helping to forge a pathway to a more sustainable and environmentally friendly future with our projects through green methodology, operational policy and procedures.
Environmental Management System and Initiatives
AJM have increasingly become focused on sustainable production and delivery methods with the implementation of our Environmental Management Policy which we have continued to revise in recent years to meet the increasing need to comply with environmental standards, reduce emissions, material wastage and increase recycling.
Through our commitment to environmental best practises like LEED, Nabers, Greenstar recommendations, sustainable building & construction methodology, recycled material resources and our embracing of ecological design formats our projects are better built and we have the satisfaction of knowing we are helping to preserve the environment around us.
AJM are a sponsor of local conservation efforts and will continue being involved in off-setting carbon emissions and assisting in the million trees program in accordance with our Environmental Policy and to provide our clients with sustainable solutions.
Understanding of NABERS property rating.
We can assist you with NABERS – the National Australian Built Environmental Rating System which is a national performance-based rating system for buildings and properties.. NABERS rates a building on the basis of its measured operational impacts on the environment, and provides a simple indication of how well you are managing these environmental impacts.
This includes the following:
- Energy is used to provide lighting, heating, cooling and ventilation.
- Water is used for washing, drinking, for toilets and air conditioning.
- Waste is generated
- Occupants are affected by the quality of the air in buildings.
- Local biodiversity is affected by the construction and tenancy of buildings.
- Natural storm water flows are redirected and often concentrated.
- Toxic materials may be present in buildings.
- People travel to and from buildings, often in greenhouse gas-emitting vehicles.
Consideration for ESD best practices and initiatives
When designing a new office or workplace environment it is important to consider the ESD (Ecological Sustainable Design) best practices for the design, construction and fitout of the new office or workplace to minamise the impact on the environment.
We can help you to consider:
- Minimise disturbance to site and regional ecosystems during construction & fitout
- Modify existing facilities to serve new requirements and reuse existing materials
- Minimise building materials produced from limited or ecologically unsustainable natural resources
- Minimise the use of building materials with high embodied energy
- Minimise life cycle costs through using materials and equipment requiring minimal maintenance and with maximised expected useful life
- Maximise the use of recycled content material
- Waste Minimisation throughout the construction phase and provide facilities to assist office waste separation into reusable, recyclable, compostable and landfill components
- Minimise all work spaces exposed to glare and excessive lighting