Respecting the heritage of our past and creating a legacy for our future, we are continually innovating to advance our design process; to reduce energy usage in new buildings and major renovations; to enrich the built environment; to create better connected city precincts, healthier urban spaces and happier places at every scale.

Our Sustainable Group works directly with the design teams to deliver insight, inform direction and measure improvements to develop a sustainable vision for all of our projects. We actively incorporate seven sustainable design principles into our projects, with a focus on Place, Water, Energy, Health, Materials, Equity, and Beauty. Every project at Bates Smart is seen as an opportunity to further these sustainable design objectives.

Bates Smart is a founding signatory of Australian Architects Declare Climate & Biodiversity Emergency 2019.