The Commons Hobart is not just an architectural feat; it's Australia's premier carbon-positive residential apartment building. Strategically situated on the cusp of Hobart’s CBD, this seven-storey build houses 30 well-designed ‘homes’, championing the vision of sustainable urban living.
The integration of recycled materials, progressive passive solar design, vast thermal mass, and rooftop solar panels, propels this building to the forefront of eco-friendly design. Beyond the structure, the very ethos of the building leans into the concept of community, enabling its residents to live harmoniously with both each other and the environment.
Sackett Services: Spearheading Sustainable Engineering Solutions
When a project of this magnitude and vision takes shape, it requires experts who understand the technicalities but also resonate with the bigger picture. Sackett Services stepped into the role, with the company’s founder Michael, leading the project for the team. More than just consultants and tradies, the Sackett team were facilitators who helped the developers transform the ambitious vision into reality.
The Commons: Sustainability Features Spotlight
The Commons Hobart has a plethora of features that set it apart from traditional big corporation builds:
Circlos (formerly eTool), an independent body, confirmed the building's significant reduction in carbon emissions. The standard emission for a similar project, known as the 'Business As Usual' model, would typically result in 11,369,199kg CO2e emissions. The Commons Hobart slashed this number by a staggering 44%, a testament to its visionary design.
Small Giants Development: Building with Purpose
Behind The Commons Hobart's grand vision was Small Giants Developments. Their mission encompasses a bold ambition: to recalibrate how we perceive business, channelling it as a tool for tangible positive environmental and societal change. The Commons is a resounding example of this philosophy actualised in the realm of construction, proving that urban developments can seamlessly mesh with nature without compromising on design or functionality. The construction was undertaken by Australian company Vos Construction.
The Commons Hobart stands as an exemplary model of what future residential projects can aspire to. With the expertise of Sackett Services and the visionary guidance of Small Giants Developments, this project not only achieved its sustainability goals but set new benchmarks for the construction and building industries as we move towards better environmentally practices and living.