Green building method, sometimes known as sustainable building or even green building, is an approach to building and architecture that favors environmentally sound and resource-efficient methods that last through a building’s lifecycle.
Benefits of green building: 30-50 % water saving, 20-30 % energy saving, conserves natural scarce resources and generates less waste, enhanced air quality and excellent day-lighting and provides healthier space for occupants.
The building sector has the greatest potential to reduce CO2 emissions. Currently, 30% of global CO2 emissions and 40% of global resource consumption is a result of constructing buildings.
Our main goal is to optimise the environmental performance of a building using a life cycle approach, in which the materials and products used in a building are compared and evaluated for best performance at the building level (life cycle assessment).
Our expertise spans all phases of a project from conceptual design through construction to project hand-over; in addition to continuous operation and maintenance.
The built environment has a vast impact on the natural environment, human health, and the economy. By adopting green building strategies, we can maximize both economic and environmental performance. Green construction methods can be integrated into buildings at any stage, from design and construction, to renovation and deconstruction. However, the most significant benefits can be obtained if the design and construction team takes an integrated approach from the earliest stages of a building project.
Green infrastructure can be broadly defined as a strategically planned network of high quality natural and semi-natural areas with other environmental features, which is designed and managed to deliver a wide range of ecosystem services and protect biodiversity in both rural and urban settings.
Green infrastructure is effective, economical, and enhances community safety and quality of life.
More specifically green infrastructure, being a spatial structure providing benefits from nature to people, aims to enhance nature’s ability to deliver multiple valuable ecosystem goods and services, such as clean air or water.
Experience has shown that investing in green infrastructure can contribute to the recovery of Europe’s economy by fostering innovative approaches and creating new green businesses. Green jobs already represent around 5% of the job market.
Green infrastructure and sustainability goals are our specialty, and achieving these goals requires technical knowledge and training in varied fields.
Potential benefits of green infrastructure can include:
- Provision of clean water
- Removal of pollutants from air and water
- Improved air and water quality
- Protection against soil erosion
- Improvement of land quality
- Enhanced and protected biodiversity and ecosystems
- Reducing waste streams
- Conserved and restored natural resources
- Creation of jobs
- More energy solutions
- greener cities
- Better health and human well-being
- Diversification of local economy
- Minimized strain on local infrastructure
- Improved overall quality of life
Climate change adaptation and mitigation benefits
- Disaster prevention
- Flood alleviation
- Strengthening ecosystems resilience
- Ecological corridors
- Landscape permeability
- Improved habitats for wildlife
- Reduced operating costs
- Improved occupant productivity
- Optimized life-cycle economic performance