It’s not easy being green, or so it is said… but respecting the environment isn’t rocket science either.
Whether a construction, refurbishment or interiors project, FDC assemble a knowledgeable team to satisfy the sustainable agenda of the client. As part of our fully Integrated Management System, our Environmental Management System is certified to ISO 14001:2015 and we are members of the Green Building Council (GBCA), with a continuing commitment to Green Star Professional training for all key project staff.
FDC are pragmatic in their approach to sustainability and understand environmental initiatives need to be balanced with commercial feasibility. We work with the project team, if so empowered, to develop the design intelligently, seek innovations, source the latest technologies and determine the best way to build, which helps to find that balance.
We have been in positions of both positive leadership and passive participation in a range of projects with formal Green Star, WELL, LEED and / or NABERS rating, plus others which have achieved “Best Practice” for the respective client but without formal rating.
FDC’s experience in such projects include RMS Parramatta, RMS North Sydney, BRI, 50 Pitt Street, AMP, Gadens Lawyers, Medtronic, 255 Elizabeth Street, Boehringer Ingelheim, Rondo, Viridian, PMA and Aegis Media. In addition, FDC have received MBA environmental recognition with prestigious awards for “Resource Efficiency” and “Best use of Timber” for the Twin Creeks Golf and Country Club development.
FDC’s commitment is real and has resulted in no fines or prosecutions in relation to environmental management.
Our own offices reflect our endeavour to promote sustainable workplaces. In Sydney, a historic warehouse space was transformed into contemporary offices, prudently but intelligently, with a host of environmental initiatives positively influencing services and energy consumption, plus sensitive selection of products and finishes.
The company encourages sound environmental practices on site and in office operations, covering the use of office consumables, energy, water and fossil fuels. Single use products are discouraged and recycling is rewarded.
We print using Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified printers and use soy based inks and recycled stock in the majority of applications.
We demonstrate preference for suppliers and providers that share our passion and promote sustainable products and practices.
Through company management, we are involved in a number of significant tree planting and alternative energy projects.
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