dsquared is an Ecologically Sustainable Design (ESD) consultancy delivering innovative and independent sustainable solutions in the built environment. dsquared’s Directors, Paul Davy and Deborah Davidson have a combined experience of over 35 years in delivering green buildings in the UK and Australia. dsquared’s no nonsense, practical and robust approach to sustainability in the built environment has been used by many government and private corporations where high ESD outcomes are required in an intensively competitive, financially constrained and challenging economic environment. dsquared have been part of the journey to discover what ‘zero carbon’ means for the City of Adelaide through special invitation to industry consultation workshops and briefings.
Sustainability is integral to everything dsquared represent; and they will continue to support their clients, the City of Adelaide and SA Government in achieving Carbon Neutral Adelaide.
dsquared believe that they need to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability through their own practice, and have been CitySwitch signatories for 5 years as a demonstration of their commitment. Their office interior is 5 Star Green Star rated and this year dsquared maintain a 5.5 NABERS Energy Rating.
In 2017, dsquared decided to aim to operate with net zero energy for their own office and installed a 2kW solar PV system to assist with this. They also initiated discussions with other tenants in their building to help them on this journey. In combination with WAX Design, dsquared won the National City Switch Partnerships Award in 2017 for their collaborative approach to reducing carbon emissions in their building.