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Sustainability in non domestic construction
Sustainability in Non Domestic Construction

By Professor Christopher Gorse

– licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution – Non-Commercial – Share Alike License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/



One Definition of Sustainable Development?

Gro Harlem Bruntland

International world leader on sustainable development.Prime Minister of Norway 1981-1996

“Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”

2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development


This is just one definition of sustainability.

  • What can be done to build buildings more sustainable?

  • What measures can be taken to make buildings last and does this mean they will be sustainable?

  • What improvements should be made to the building fabric and services of buildings?

  • Identify the professionals that need to come together to produce buildings that have minimum impact on the natural environment.


Discussion task

  • Produce a definition of sustainable buildings.


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