Creating more livable communities in the long term is about good planning. Buildings that have the future in mind are ones that include principles of sustainability. Sustainable design aims to: avoid exhausting the earth’s resources; prevent degradation of the environment, and; create buildings that not only are livable, but are also comfortable, safe and produce positive benefits throughout their life cycle.
Clarence City Council would like to encourage builders and developers to maximise the sustainability of their buildings. Here are a couple of sites that may help you get started:
- Green Building Council of Australia
- Your Home Australia’s Guide to Environmentally Sustainable Homes
- Whole building design guide (United States)
- Sustainable Design Assessment in the Planning Process Fact Sheets (Victoria)