BDAA members designers are creative solution finders and problem solvers.
They are committed to finding built solutions to their clients’ needs that don’t compromise the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Building designers are in that sense ‘human rights workers’ because they work to protect the rights of future generations and others outside Australia.
BDAA members also design exciting, functional, economical buildings for satisfied clients, whose understanding of good design with lessened ecological impact is enhanced by the experience.
Building designers need clients with a similar commitment to sustainability so they can create a more sustainable future together whilst improving our economy, society and lifestyle – to this end BDAA and its members are active, and will remain so, in community and consumer education.
BDAA actively participates in industry wide ESD promotional activities, including seminars, trade shows and conferences, and actively encourages members to participate in Design Awards, including the BDAA Chapter and National design awards programs.
BDAA National Design Awards program has two dedicated categories for sustainable design, however all categories require details regarding their ESD credentials and must provide extensive information about adaptability, indoor air quality, passive design, materials use, energy use and water use, with entries accompanied by a certificate from an accredited energy or sustainability assessor.