Why do we need Sustainability, why is this issue gaining an importance with all built environmentstakeholders? : Users, owners, designers, constructors, and maintainers from all sectors are actively seeking techniques to create a built environment which will:
- Efficiently use all resources (energy, water, material, land) and minimise waste
- Conserve the natural environment (the source of all resources), and
- Create a healthy built environment for existing and future generations.
The Architecture/Engineering/Construction (A/E/C) Industry is beginning to adopt new methods and adapt current practices to better incorporate the concept of sustainability into the built environment. Given this sustainability emphasis, we can no longer use only the traditional issues of time, cost, and quality to measure performance of building projects. Now and in the future, performance will need to be embedded in a larger economic, social, and environmental context.
Source: Greg Katz
A Report to the California Sustainable Task Force. 2003
Source: McGraw Hill
Green BuildingTrends 2008 Report