Our purpose is to make energy efficient & sustainable spaces a staple in the Australian landscape

Our purpose is to make energy efficient & sustainable spaces a staple in the Australian landscape

Our purpose is to make energy efficient & sustainable spaces a staple in the Australian landscape

Our purpose is to make energy efficient & sustainable spaces a staple in the Australian landscape

Our purpose is to make energy efficient & sustainable spaces a staple in the Australian landscape

Our purpose is to make energy efficient & sustainable spaces a staple in the Australian landscape

Our purpose is to make energy efficient & sustainable spaces a staple in the Australian landscape

THANK YOU & GOODBYE FROM GRUEN ECO DESIGN

 

It is with a profound sense of regret and a heavy heart that I must announce the closure of Gruen Eco Design.

This decision comes after much contemplation and heartache, and it marks the end of a journey that has been deeply personal and incredibly rewarding for me.

For the past 14 years, Gruen Eco Design has not just been my work; it has been my passion, my commitment, and essentially, my life. The journey we embarked on together has been nothing short of remarkable, and it’s with immense gratitude that I reflect on the relationships we’ve built, the projects we’ve realised, and the impact we’ve made towards sustainable and eco-friendly design.

I wish to extend my heartfelt thanks to each of our valued clients, our dedicated consultants, the extraordinary builders we’ve had the privilege to collaborate with, and everyone who has been part of our story. Your trust, support, and partnership have been the pillars upon which Gruen Eco Design stood.

And a heartfelt thank you to my incredible team. Your unwavering support and understanding during these last few weeks—the most challenging weeks of my life—have been invaluable. Your support has truly meant the world to me.

The challenges of recent times, particularly the losses due to the pandemic, the escalating construction costs, rising interest rates, and the resulting decline in our projects have taken their toll. Despite my best efforts to navigate these turbulent waters, the reality we face has led me to this difficult conclusion.

As we close this chapter, please know that this isn’t a goodbye but a heartfelt thank you for being an integral part of our journey. Your support has meant the world to me, and it will forever be cherished.

With warm regards and deepest gratitude.

Simone

Gruen Eco Design was started to make Energy Efficient and Sustainable Homes affordable for the average Australian Family. Gruen Eco Design works with the wants, needs and budgets of their clients to design beautiful homes. The mission of Gruen Eco Design is to make energy efficient homes a staple in the Australian landscape. Everyone should have the right to live in a comfortable house that does not cost the earth!

Gruen EcoLux was established to cater for bespoke, energy efficient and sustainable buildings, including residential, educational buildings, commercial and co-housing projects. Designing buildings to sit lightly on the earth. We create highly crafted spaces that set the benchmark for environmentally responsive design. Our Purpose is to make energy efficient and sustainable spaces a staple on the Australian landscape.

Why we offer 3 different services… as we don’t charge a percentage base fee, we want to provide tailored and flexible packages to cater to the diverse wants and needs of our clients. Whether you’re on a budget and want a well performing home or push the boundaries with a sustainable and bespoke design, we customise a package for you.

Completed Passive House projects or PH under construction

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Passive Houses on the Drawing Board

In House Certified Passivehaus Designers

Energy Efficient New Builds & Reno / Extensions

Proven Track Record - Early passive house adopters

Eco Starter

Freedom

Ideal for you if you can easily understand the design and look from your house just from elevations and floor plans without any 3d images and if your main priority is to have a beautifully designed home following passive solar design principles.
We will make sure you have all drawings and details needed to get your permit. But nothing more. The responsibility will be on you and the builder to sort out the finer details.
Offers you a more extensive design and documentation service that provides all the details and information needed to build a highly energy efficient and sustainable home. We will work closely with builders to give you the certainty and peace of mind that the home we will design together is beautiful yet affordable to build within your budget.

Gruen EcoLux creates beautifully crafted spaces that set the benchmark for environmentally responsive design. Whether its a bespoke family home, social housing, school or corporate space, our architects will work closely with you to bring your dream project to life.
We combine passive house methods with bespoke design and interiors to create healthy, high performance spaces.

Gruen Eco StarterGruen Eco FreedomGruen EcoLux
Affordable energy efficient and sustainable homes for the average Australian familyHighly energy efficient, healthy and sustainable homesWell considered, healthy & resilient spaces in the realms of residential, educational and commercial projects
Passive solar design principlesPassive solar design principles as a baselinePassive solar design principles as a baseline
Not includedIncorporating passive house principles and/or certificationIncorporating passive house principles and/or certification
Minimal design packageComprehensive design package that provides all the details and information needed to build a highly energy efficient and sustainable homeComplete design service to build a well considered, healthy & resilient space with a high attention to detail
Traditional construction only i.e.. brick veneer/stud frameNon traditional, but tried and tested construction methods (e.g. SIPs, hempcrete, strawbale)More complex bespoke designs or experimental technologies – pushing the boundaries and exploring options
No air-tightness or thermal bridge detailsAirtightness and thermal bridge detailsAirtightness and thermal bridge details
2D drawings, floor plans and elevations3D design, 3D walk through3D design, 3D walk through
Client to liaise with buildersWorking closely with a builder to optimise performance, construction detail and build costWorking closely with a builder to optimise performance, construction detail and build cost
*optional*optionalPre-application advice and pre-application meeting with council
Preparation of town planning drawings if and where requiredPreparation of town planning drawings if and where requiredPreparation of town planning drawings if and where required
Minimum drawings as required for the building surveyorComprehensive documentation set to describe the project for constructionComplete documentation set to describe the project for construction with a high attention to detail
No details includedProduction of important typical details to be applied across the projectProduction of all details as required accross the project.
Client to liaise with consultants and stake-holdersGruen to liaise with consultants and stake-holdersGruen to liaise with consultants and stake-holders
Not IncludedNot IncludedAssistance preparing green & social infrastructure provisions such as:
- integration of green spaces and biophilic design
- social wellbeing & accessibility
- circular, regenerative environmental solutions
- renewable energy systems
- water & waste management systems
- masterplanning
*optional*optionalComplete interior design service
*optional*optionalPreparation of written specifications and schedules
*optional*optionalCo-ordination with shop drawings as required (SIPs, windows, CLT, etc)
*optional*optionalAssistance after building permit drawings have been submitted
Not includedNot includedCo-ordination with suppliers and construction team
Not includedNot included*optional
Tender and construction process, full or partial contract administration

Smart, energy efficient designs using innovative methods that intrinsically connect to the landscape.
All our designs are highly detailed creating healthy solutions for future generations.

Building Design & Interior Design Services

Passive House, Consultation, Details and Services

Energy Efficient, High-performing new builds, renos & extensions

Preliminary Site Analysis for Homes and Developments

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Offering design services and passive house services all over australia.