Sustainability

No longer a ‘nice to have’: sustainability is intrinsic to every Hansen Yuncken project. Driven by our responsibility to positively contribute to the physical, cultural and social factors that support individual’s health and wellbeing, we see ourselves as stewards of the environment, our people and the communities we work in.

We share a determination to lead in the implementation of sustainable projects, empowering our staff to demonstrate leadership across all social and environmental aspects.

Sustainability: naturally how we do business.

Each small choice we make has a ripple effect: from materials selection, construction processes, use of efficient technologies, resource optimisation, reduced energy consumption,  recycling of construction waste, avoidance of harmful products, through to ongoing facility maintenance.

The cumulative effect of every decision has a lasting impact on our environment.

At Hansen Yuncken we plan to be around for at least another 100 years and take our role as custodian of sustainable construction choices seriously. Our progressive culture has resulted in innovations in environmental sustainability.

We led the way with the highly awarded Council House 2 (CH2) project in Melbourne – the first of its kind to achieve a 6 Star Green Star Design and As-Built rating, an enormous achievement at the time. And we continue to develop sustainability initiatives in project delivery and by assisting to develop Green Star tools such as the health rating tool, providing continual advice and feedback. Our passionate team of advocates ensure that our projects achieve, or better their ESD targets.

As we continually embed improved practices and techniques into our processes and actively participate in the Green Building Council, Hansen Yuncken’s commitment to sustainability means we will always prioritise people, place and planet.

Becoming part of the community

Enhancing communities through constructing quality projects is a great source of pride.

As a trusted, long standing business we genuinely see ourselves as stewards of the communities in which we operate, and this means getting involved. We use our size, strength and reputation to make a difference – initiating programs to ‘give back’ and empowering our people to do the same.

Integral to our history, our community spirit permeates our culture, from our owners to our graduates. And our proactive programs are not only highly rewarding for all involved, but show another way we are constantly re-imagining the future.