The Value of Environmentally Sustainable Design

You know how important it is to reduce your business’ carbon footprint … especially on the beautiful Sunshine Coast. You know too that the Government is enforcing it in many industries. Not only that, environmentally sustainable commercial buildings are often highly attractive to tenants.

That’s why it’s valuable considering ecologically sustainable design (ESD) when building your new office, shop, showroom, warehouse or commercial development site on the Sunshine Coast or in Brisbane.

Here are some things to consider:

  1. The location of your site
  2. The impact it has on the environment by building in that location
  3. The construction materials you use
  4. The energy you use
  5. The impact on the environment when the building eventually ends its life

Your options include:

  • Reclaimed construction materials that minimise your carbon footprint
  • Rainwater harvesting or grey-water recycling systems which reduce your water costs
  • Waste recycling
  • Building type and construction that reduces energy wastage
  • Natural energy resources

There are SO many options to choose from in your Environmentally Sustainable Design, some more effective than others. And some are more costly than others.

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Your Complimentary Ecologically Sustainable Design (ESD) Consultation

Simply contact us and we’ll find out your needs and recommend the building methods and products that meet your ESD goals within your budget guidelines.

To find out more just call one the Shadforth Lythgo Construction team on the Sunshine Coast on (07) 5493 9757 or fill out this form.



Thanks for your professionalism, your dedication and hard work over the past 15 months. Dean, in particular, we are nominating for Sainthood, not only for his extraordinary building skills but also for his incredible ability to remain calm and smile no matter what! His catch phrase, ‘it’s all good”, made us feel better even on the most stressful days. The house is a testament to your excellent building/organisation skills; we’re convinced a lesser team would not have been able to deal with the demanding details (and clients)!

John and Bronwyn Blackmore, Cooroy

Second to None

Shadforth Lythgo’s standard of finish is second to none – they are incredibly meticulous. They are up there with outstanding!

Richard Smith, Noosa

Exceptional communicators

We were very impressed with the level of communication we received from Shadforth Lythgo – from the beginning to the end of the project, their office and estimation staff and the directors themselves were exceptional communicators.

Rob & Maree Major, Noosa

Professional work practices. Excellent

We have found Shadforth Lythgo to be a flexible contractor with professional work practices and excellent HS &E Systems. They have a robust internal management structure that provides us with a high level of communications and ensures our expectations are met.”

Brent Everist, Facilities Manager Commercial Property , Stockland