is based on the principle that everything we need for our survival and
well-being, both now and in the future, depends, either directly or indirectly,
on our natural environment.
The aim of
Sustainability is to maintain a balance between ourselves and our use of
natural resources and the environment in order to ensure that we have water,
materials, and resources for future generations.
The purpose of this unit is to introduce
the concepts and requirements’ relating to Sustainability and the way it
applies to the construction process.
Aims and Objectives
the end of this unit you should be able to:
the need for inter-governmental actions.
the relevant legislation.
the different actions expected of each customer type and their corresponding
costs and/or benefits.
- Recognise the actions expected of utility companies and the
corresponding benefits to customers.
how the Government is encouraging the pursuit of renewable resources and
encouraging actions in the efficient use of energy and water.
- Recognise how sustainability and innovation are being encouraged in new
and existing developments.
the development policy for sustainable development.
the objectives of the UK Government with regard to a sustainable development
the purpose of the Code for Sustainability.
the categories of sustainable design.
the purpose of BREEAM.
how BREEAM functions.
the EU sustainable Development Strategy.