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Home Latest News 2016 What does sustainability mean for the built environment now, and in the future?

What does sustainability mean for the built environment now, and in the future?

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The way we live is evolving. Boundaries are blurring faster than ever – between work and play, between performance and sustainability, between design and function.

This is why we need to go further than carbon reduction and energy efficiency when designing sustainable buildings. Buildings should improve comfort, health and wellbeing, minimise the consumption of natural resources, reduce environmental impact and are cost-effective to run.

This sounds like a tall order, but the rise of digital technology in recent years, in particular the introduction of BIM, will lead greater efficiencies across the supply chain, in terms of both the environment and cost.

Sustainability means more than energy efficiency. The future built environment will also benefit the health and wellbeing of occupants, creating a happy, healthy environment for the next generation and beyond.

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