Q: What is sustainable development?
A: “Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. Brundtland Commission
A sustainable building (also called a green building) is the outcome of design elements that increase the efficiency of resources while reducing a building’s impacts on human health and the environment during the building’s lifecycle. These principals can be applied to structures that already exist, as well as to new construction.
Sustainable design strategies can provide great Return on Investment (ROI).
The strategies begin by addressing site selection, energy efficiency, water savings, the use of recycled and salvaged materials along with reducing toxic substances and focusing on occupants’ comfort. Let us help you develop sustainable design strategies for your project.