Sustainable Building is all tied in with a term called ‘Sustainable Development’. Sustainable Development is: ‘development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs’
In other words we live in such a way so that our children, and the generations of people beyond them, are able to live in a world that is healthy, abundant and prosperous. So in sustainable building design we have to achieve excellent building standards, minimal environmental impact, long term cost saving as well as maximum satisfaction for the users.
Building design varies enormously across the world, this is due to: different functional requirements; climate; local natural resources; cultural issues; and wealth. Despite the differences all dwellings should be comfortable, accessible, functional, practical, healthy and socially and culturally appropriate. They therefore need to be designed to fulfil all of these needs.
Rounded Developments can also assist by using the Passiv Haus Planning Package . This is a very low energy standard that can be used to create zero-carbon homes. Design is vitally important and so the PHPP needs to be used from the start, so contact us for advice and consultancy rates.
So in South Wales we must maximise the advantages that local climate, resources and skills provide, whilst paying due regard for the overarching environmental issues that we all face.