Episode #2 in our “Digital Climate” podcast series sees host Peter Barker talk with Melbourne based Claire Bowles, Associate and Regenerative Development Lead at i2C Architects.
In this episode, Peter and Claire discuss how the drive towards sustainable buildings is significantly growing and this can be attributed to a number of key factors which are having a huge impact on the AEC industry, particularly over growing concerns for climate change and wastage of energy and resources.
Claire is passionate about approaching the built environment as an opportunity to create positive buildings and places that act as educational, inspiring acupuncture points for a new way of living, being and working.
She is a firm believer that we can all contribute and have a positive impact on our communities, society and wider natural environments. Which is why Claire said we need to consider all aspects of sustainability, not just zero carbon, taking biodiversity for example and learn lessons from projects which reconnect people with the natural world and their local communities.