An elegant decarbonising of the built environment is established around these principles:
Reducing the demand for materials, energy, water and other resources.
Understanding and identifying what can be reclaimed, recycled, reconsidered or repurposed to the benefit of the proposals.
Ensuring that materials and systems are deployed responsibly and efficiently.
Supplying any remaining requirements from renewable sources to minimise residual carbon emissions.
Designing buildings that can be easily deconstructed, or where parts can be removed and added easily without damaging the building or the products, components or materials.
Introducing systems and processes that will actively positively contribute to the environment, biodiversity and carbon balance