Winner of the Emerging Architect/Designer category at the 2021 Sustainability Awards David Coates lives and breathes sustainability. 

David, who founded and runs  Sustainable Building and Design Pty Ltd, specialises in sustainable renovations, but has a keen eye for design and detail creating his brilliant dwellings all from scratch. 

All projects have sustainability at the forefront of their designs as David works his artistic magic closely with his clients to achieve brilliant results to minimise overall energy consumption and reduce wastes.

David’s vision is all about efficiency of performance and reusing and upcycling. His projects achieve high end energy efficiency ratings in the NatHERs score system, and as well as energy efficiency, his projects regularly contain old building materials upcycled form their former dwellings.

In this broad-ranging and frank interview, he talks about where we are with building sustainability and how we as a country need to ramp things up if we want a better world for our children.

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  • Published: May 17, 2022   
  • Categories: Residential