Research has shown that including sustainable design initiatives in your development can reduce running costs, maximise rent and occupancy rates, and add to the re-sale value.

Sustainability Ratings

Now, more than ever, we know that our climate is changing and that the built environment’s contribution to global warming is only rising. SUHO’s sustainability rating service is addressing this by acknowledging the importance that these rating tools play in achieving sustainable outcomes in projects.

SUHO is committed to the principles of sustainable development which meets the needs of the present
without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. SUHO has experience and a proven track record in developing and implementing environmentally sustainable design (ESD) principles and best practice in building projects. Successful execution of projects with sustainable principles is one of our greatest strengths. We achieve this by aligning our clients’ expectations and budget with the local climate and environment to effectively manage cost, use of materials, natural resources and energy.

Our projects include commercial, retail and educational developments all over Australia. Our team is involved in new buildings and renovating existing buildings. When involved in new buildings, we believe in the power of the collective team and having a design charrette as early in the project as possible to ensure the success of the chosen sustainability certifications. With existing buildings, it requires a combined approach of carrying out energy audits on the existing sections and recommending strategies for additions or renovations in regards to comfort, air flow, wind comfort and temperature distribution.

Our services include:

• Green Star: Design & As Built Performance
• WELL Building Standard
• Living Building Challenge

Our Projects

Woolworths Heidelburg

It was a privilege for SUHO to be appointed by George Rydell Constructions as the ESD consultants on the Woolworths Heidelberg project. The 5 Star As-Built certification was achieved in March 2020 and officially holds the title for the first 5 Star Green Star rated Woolworths. 68 points was achieved in the first round of submission which was a huge achievement for the SUHO team.


Design: George Rydell Constructions

Armstrong Creek East Community Hub

The City of Greater Geelong appointed SUHO to achieve a 5 Star Green Star Design and As Built Rating. The Design rating was achieved in October 2018 and the As Built rating was achieved on the 19th of June 2020 in collaboration with Hutchinson Builders. Armstrong Creek East Community Hub is the biggest integrated centre of its kind in Greater Geelong and opened its doors in 2019. In addition to the Green Star rating, SUHO provided ESD advice from Concept design to the construction phase.


Design: Perkins Architects

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