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With over a decade of industry experience, Sid Thoo is an award-winning architect, educator and consultant who can help you design a quality, eco-effective home that is more sustainable and won’t cost a fortune.

WHO AM I?

I help all kinds of people design and build homes and buildings that are environmentally, socially and economically more sustainable. Sustainability is a word that gets used (and abused) more often than not, so I tend to describe the work I do as eco-effective. I also try to adopt an integral approach towards sustainable design.

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Selected projects

Five principles for an eco-effective home

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KEY PASSIVE DESIGN PRINCIPLE
1

Understand the
climate and get the
orientation right

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KEY PASSIVE DESIGN PRINCIPLE
2

Choose appropriate
building materials

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KEY PASSIVE DESIGN PRINCIPLE
3

Select the best windows
for summer and winter

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KEY PASSIVE DESIGN PRINCIPLE
4

Shade the
building properly
throughout the year

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KEY PASSIVE DESIGN PRINCIPLE
5

Encourage
air movement
when it's hot

Some interesting articles I’ve written

Mount Lawley Retrofit Case Study

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Changes to hourly rates

I’ve been running my own practice since 2013, and for the past six years my hourly rates haven’t changed; we’ve worked really hard to keep our overheads low and ensure we are providing great value for money with our service.

Beyond the Stars – Energy ratings as a design tool

There’s much more to be gained from an energy rating tool than the number of Stars. Sid Thoo and Alex Raynes-Goldie demonstrate how an energy rating tool can help tweak the building’s orientation, materials, shading and more.