Sustainability is the key features for this brand new development.
This development designed and will be constructed to high environmental standards and thereby; minimise energy requirements, reduce water consumption, use materials which are of low environmental impact e.g. low embodied energy and resource efficient, reduce wastage, conserve/enhance the natural environment and safeguard human helath and well being.
Considerations for Sustainable Designs for this
development would include:
Environment : conservation and enhancement of the site ecology/biodiversity
Energy : minimising energy consumption, high levels of insulation, building orientation to maximise solar gains and shelter from prevailing winds, maximasing daylighting, energy efficient lighting and appliances
Water : consumption and water efficiency, rainwater reuse, water efficient appliances, minimising and attenuating surface water run-off to prevent flooding and pollution
Materials : use of long-life materials of low environmental impact during ectraction, manufature and use, avoid using toxic materials and those from non-renewable and non-sustainable sources, use of materials which can be reused/recycled, use of locally produced materials to reduce transportation requirements, use of recycled materials
Health and wellbeing : use of non-toxic finishes and materials, natural daylighting, freedom from noise, indoor air quality, private outdoor space, green space, design for community and sense of place, integration with the surroundings/landscape
Affordability : minimise the cost of ownership - if it isn't affordable - it cannot be truly sustainable, flexibility and adoptability to meet the changing needs of present and future occupiers.