Sustainable architecture means designing and constructing buildings and infrastructure in order to support their positive environmental impact, with the objectives of achieving energy efficiency, durability, favourable effects on health, comfort and safety, and an improved live quality for individuals. This can be achieved through the development and implementation of appropriate technologies.
What is Sustainable Architecture? Definitions and Statements
Sustainable architecture responds to trends that will shape our future. These so-called megatrends also foster future economic growth. The key to future success will lie in the development of intelligent solutions to these challenges. Architects and their development partners have to anticipate and respond more strongly to changes in the global market. New constructions and renovation projects demand solutions to the major environmental challenges such as climate change, efficient infrastructure, clean energy, drinking water and ecosystem protection. These solutions are directly linked with Sika’s growth. Consequently Sika aims to ensure that sustainability is integrated effectively into management and business methods, into the research and development strategy, marketing and sales activities, production processes and into collaboration across company lines.
Christopher Trott, Head of Sustainability, Foster & Partners, London, UK, explains his view about sustainable architecture and challenges for companies like Sika.
Catherine Huang, Partner, BIG Architects, Copenhagen, Denmark, on sustainable architecture and impact of companies like Sika.