Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects
Hill Thalis is an architectural and urban design practice located in Surry Hills, NSW. Hill Thalis has been working in the fields of architecture and urban design for 25 years. We work across practice, education, advisory roles, architectural criticism and research - to understand the ways that cities can operate with fairness and equity to the benefit of all, in the public interest.
“Climate Active certification provides Hill Thalis with a platform to advocate even more strongly for making sustainable choices.”
Type of certification
Why did you choose to go carbon neutral?
We believe carbon neutrality is the future. Through becoming a certified Climate Active Partner, it shows our clients how our organisations role in the design and construction industry can contribute to sustainability and moderating the effects of climate change.
What are the anticipated benefits of your carbon neutral certification?
Climate Active certification provides Hill Thalis with a platform to advocate even more strongly for making sustainable choices.
What offset project do you support?
A cookstove project in Malawi.
How can customers support you?
We are always looking to work collaboratively with clients, stakeholders and authorities to explore carbon neutrality and sustainability in architectural and urban projects.
What else are you doing to reduce emissions?
Hill Thalis organise lectures and ongoing professional development in our practice with a view to reaching carbon neutral targets that should hopefully soon be part of the construction industries commitment to reduce the impacts of climate change. As architects and urban designers, Hill Thalis is always looking to reduce carbon emissions in our work. For example, seeing if we can positively influence items such as construction waste management, materials selection, water recycling or energy supply on a project.
Carbon neutrality will be an ongoing focus and our challenge into the future.
What has been the impact of your action?
Our ongoing audit has reinforced some of our existing ideas on reducing the carbon footprint of our offices including:
- using a 100% green energy supplier;
- providing flexible work practices, including working remotely and part-time work;
- provision of separate office recycling facilities for paper and other recyclables that is managed by a recycling provider; and
- provision of plants in the office for a healthier work environment.
What advice would you give to a business considering certification?
We would recommend getting a consultant, as the office carbon audit was complex. Attaining a consultant also aided Hill Thalis with the reassurance that our carbon footprint was framed and calculated professionally, and also helped with the ongoing audit process.