With what we know about the damage we are doing to our environment, it is no wonder building a low carbon future is becoming a bigger priority in the construction world. The most common definition of sustainability, as defined by the Brundtland Commission, is ‘meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs’. When it comes to construction, this means creating buildings that run on renewable energy. For example, buildings with passive solar orientation, natural ventilation, day-lighting, thermal mass, or night time cooling incorporated into their design.
27th June 2018
By Paul Mills