Climate change

Climate change is one of the most pressing challenges we face today and hundreds of practices and practitioners have committed to making change at a local level by becoming signatories to Architects Declare. The ACA aims to support this important response to the climate crisis through creating awareness and promoting the benefits of taking action.



WA Advocates for Increased Energy Standards

13 September 2022

The ACA WA Branch wrote to Minister Roger Cook ahead of his meeting with State Building Ministers to advocate for the lifting of Energy Performance Standards in the National Construction Code 2022.

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Specifying for Green Star Buildings

25 July 2022

The Green Building Council of Australia has published Specifying for Green Star Buildings using NATSPEC, an indispensable resource for designing sustainability into a project.

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Architects Declare Update

6 December 2020

Since its establishment in July 2019, Architects Declare Australia has continued to advocate and educate, with a guide to going carbon neutral and a number of webinars on topics related to biodiversity and sustainability.

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Green Light: The Rise of the Energy Efficient Building

9 March 2020

Drawing on her research into sustainable building policy in five global cities, 2018 Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship winner Kate Nason reflects on the critical role architects can play in decarbonising our built environment.

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Climate Change Consideration in Design

21 February 2020

informed by Planned Cover Risk Manager Kathryn Budd offers advice on managing your risk and your professional obligations related to environmental standards and climate change. What is the role of construction industry professionals in making positive change?

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Architects Declare

30 July 2019

Hundreds of Australian architects have signed up to the Architects Declare movement, which aims to raise awareness of the climate crisis and the urgent need for action in the built environment.

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The ACA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land and waters of Australia.