The Sustainability Ticket
- Building Design Expert
- 6 years ago
Sustainability is one of the most over, misused and misunderstood words in the building design vocabulary. So what does it mean?
If a building is designed to be sustainable, does that mean it has been designed to be there forever – I give you ‘the Pyramids’.
If a building has been designed using materials that the manufacturer has promised to be sustainable. Does that mean that over time erstwhile quarries will self rejuvenate much like a bottomless cup of coffee? – Maybe not.
Sustainable design is an out and out misnomer, so let’s forget the building, and let’s forget its constituent parts, and let us focus on the changing environment and e