Building Designers Association of Australia’s (BDAA) vision is to unite the design industry to deliver a livable, green, efficient and smart built environment, delivering the economic, social and environmental benefits of sustainable design.
Driven by the global megatrends of sustainable development, urban densification and connected technology, Australia’s building design and energy efficiency industry is facing a period of significant change and opportunity.
Booming real estate prices and urban sprawl have redefined the Australian dream, as more of us swap traditional quarter acre blocks for apartment living to be near work, friends and amenities. Swelling cities face a series of wicked challenges including increasing energy use, water shortages, stormwater flooding and urban heating. Building design that addresses these issues at the source can rebalance the whole urban system to solve these issues rather than add to them. Uniquely positioned to reimagine urbanisation as it transitions from linear to circular design, the building design industry will play an increasingly powerful and influential role in ensuring the built environment of the future is home to healthy, inclusive, sustainable and prosperous communities. As the voice and trusted advisor of Australia’s building design sector and energy efficiency industry, the BDAA is committed to educating, inspiring and supporting its members to lead the way and reap the economic, social and environmental benefits offered by sustainable development and design.