The greater push for sustainable design may have seen creativity diminish in that the functionality has now again taken precedent over from. Sustainable design principles however, have proven to successfully engage and solve global environmental issues by using tools such as bio mimicry, efficiency, renewability and durable design methods. Environmental fears and ethics have resulted in sustainable design impacting contemporary architecture resulting in a theory revolving around sustainability. The scope as to which sustainable design principles can grow appears large, however it would be interesting to note if any new technological advances would impact aspects of architecture as greatly as the beginning of sustainability.
Today, understanding this balance between the natural, social, and political systems in regards to the environment is important in becoming an effective region to lead in environmental conservation, nonprofit organizations, and the scientific community. Furthermore, we must work together in order to motivate ourselves to work together in order achieve a healthy and environmentally friendly way of living. We can do this by taking initiatives to develop our community to incorporate new, sustainable ideas to deal with environmental concerns. Additionally, if these ideas are implemented, we can allow ourselves to facilitate a collective action as a social responsibility in encouraging greener urban lifestyles in the Twin Ports area, where we can become a strong and active community linked to sustainable living. The first step in adopting a greener urban lifestyle lies in the Twin Ports area planning specific goals that have long-lasting visions anchored to progressive plans toward sustainable living.
Career fields are in demand based on the environmental impact. This is an intended priority among seekers of healthy spaces. Property Management of environmental sustainability transitions into the healthy culture that contributes to protecting the environment and maintaining a balanced planet. From the article “What Are the Environmental Responsibilities of Business?” the focus was placed on the tasks and important agendas of the organization. The agendas and tasks connect to the responsibility of an organization to implement healthy practices that promote environment responsibility and sustainability.
Under the business strategy of services, PwC will assist clients in identifying risks and opportunities with strategic sustainability goals in mind. They also provide guidance when developing strategies for change management, stakeholder engagement and reporting. They support and encourage organization to moving towards Sustainability 2.0 which “process that builds prosperous businesses creating innovative products and services; businesses founded on good financial results, responsible use of resources, and community well-being” (as cited by Albinson, 2011). Sustainability becomes a means for an organization to strategically change business processes, create new innovative products, and implement new updated technologies (steps to sustainability, 2011). PwC also offers services on sustainability reporting.
Keitsch, Martina. 2012. “Sustainable Architecture, Design and Housing.” Sustainable Development 20(3): 141-145. doi: 10.1002/sd.1530. Main Argument: The main argument of this text is that when designing and planning new sustainable architectural designs, key components must be understood and carefully thought about to ensure harmful impacts to the environment are minimised. The following 3 related ideas support this argument: • The idea of just creating a space where it is “green” and is environmentally friendly is not the only thing needed to create sustainable living.
These objectives encompass environmental and social considerations on top of the single economic goal of adding economic value. Accordingly, the application of sustainable practises can help gaining more competitive advantages, and improve their corporate social responsibility
Green behavior is a mode of human development in which resource use paths to meet human needs at the same time preserving the environment so that these needs can be met not only in the present time but in many generations to come. Green behavior development ties together concern for the carrying capacity of natural systems with the social challenges faced by humanity (What Is Renewable Energy?). Green energy is good because, its domains are economics, ecology, and politics, and it will benefits the environment and plays a big role in the society today. Green energy is so sustainable architects continue to envision the utopian cities of the future, but one thing is certain; innovation means sustainability. In the midst of a global ecological crisis, architects and designers are relentlessly pursing design strategies that manage to mitigate the toxic byproducts of our consumption habits, while maximizing our use of sustainable energy sources.
However, I believe that there is plenty more needed to be done especially in the area of utilizing the right resources to make a cleaner, safer and more sustainable world. Production of the resources can also be made at a lower carbon emission rate, engineers and engineers in training also need to be more educated on the global trend that is sustainability.
Sustainable design, or “green building,” looks to create high performance buildings that improve our health as well as the health of the environment we live in. What is Green Building? According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “Green or sustainable building is the practice of creating healthier and more resource-efficient models of construction, renovation, operation, maintenance, and demolition.”2 Among the many constituents of sustainable design are improvements in water usage, waste reduction, use of recycled materials, reduced energy consumption, and an aesthetically pleasing environment for inhabitants... ... middle of paper ... ...02.pdf. United States Green Building Council, Meet the USGBC, 2003, USGBC, 27 Feb. 2004, http://www.usgbc.org/AboutUs/mission_facts.asp. Ian Barbour, Ethics in an Age of Technology: The Gifford Lectures, Volume two (New York: HarperCollins, 1993) 34.
Economic Development – Giving people what they want without reducing quality of life and harming the environment Social Development – Encouraging people to participate in sustainability and teaching them to protect environment and the consequences of not doing so Environmental Protection – 3R concept (reduce, reuse, recycle), using biotechnologies, ECT. (image reference: http://www.foremanroberts.com/sustain_what_we_offer.htm) Sustainable Engineering "Engineering in context, engineering with a conscience, engineering for an infinite planet and the Indefinite future" -Benoit Cushman-Roisin Sustainable engineering is based on principles that support sustainable development. As engineering is the interface between the design and implementation & production of a product sustainable engineering should be applied from early stages. Because it is hard to turn back or redo the whole process in later stages. Also find ways to keep up sustainability of the product throughout its entire life-cycle.