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Sustainable Apartments – A New Model for the Future | Jeremy McLeod | TEDxStKilda

Jeremy McLeod shatters the Australian Dream with a new model on urban housing that is environmentally, socially and financially sustainable. He challenges the status quo development model of meaningless apartments designed to investor specifications for maximum yield with little or no regard for people, community or the environment. The Nightingale model is an alternative that is easily replicated, benefits the community, the city and is designed for real life.

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Founder and director of Breathe Architecture, Jeremy McLeod is an architect and activist with contagious enthusiasm for a sustainable and ethical future. Jeremy approaches the built environment from a holistically sustainable perspective, attempting to reconcile ecological and social design impacts within the current economic climate.

Since establishing Breathe in 2001, Jeremy has cultivated his small practice into an efficacious tool for design, planning and policy. He has directed his team in the execution of award-winning projects that span domestic and commercial scopes. Jeremy consistently presents quality architecture with renewable materials, passive solutions and low embodied energy. These priorities both underpin and characterize his work that continues to stimulate the emergence of architectural trends. Breathe’s recent multiresidential work has gained national acclaim, earning both residential and sustainability awards.

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