knowledge transfer

The achievement of sustainability, whether industry-specific or global, requires understanding of the appropriate paradigm reference, i.e.: environmental, economic, or social; or all of these ‘three pillars’.


True sustainability is only achieved by the harmonious balance of all three; a system that is entirely adaptable and lossless. Whilst this may be beyond our abilities at present, there is much that we can do to shift the balance towards achieving this goal.


The largest positive impact we can have on the future health of our planet and all its systems, is to ensure that we:


  1. Modify our consumption habits;

  2. Modify our lifestyle expectations;

  3. Actively seek and demand alternatives with reduced impacts;

  4. Educate ourselves as to the embodied impacts in our consumer items, food and services;

  5. Selection of consumer items based on extended use and reduced end-of-life impact;

  6. Develop a culture of no-waste and zero-tolerance of inefficiency;

  7. Instil an improved value system in the emerging generation.

green

[integrated]

architects, principal agents

& sustainability consultants

to the built environment