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AIA MEASURES OF SUSTAINABLE DESIGN
The AIA Committee on the Environment’s "MEASURES OF SUSTAINABLE DESIGN”
COTE definition of sustainability and sustainable design:
Sustainability envisions the enduring prosperity of all living things. Sustainable design seeks to create communities, buildings, and products that contribute to this vision.
Design & Innovation – Sustainable design is an inherent aspect of design excellence. Projects should express sustainable design concepts and intentions, and take advantage of innovative programming opportunities.
Regional/Community Design – Sustainable design values the unique cultural and natural character of a given region.
Land Use & Site Ecology – Sustainable design protects and benefits ecosystems, watersheds, and wildlife habitat in the presence of human development.
Bioclimatic Design – Sustainable design conserves resources and maximizes comfort through design adaptations to site-specific and regional climate conditions.
Light & Air – Sustainable design creates comfortable interior environments that provide daylight, views, and fresh air.
Water Cycle – Sustainable design conserves water and protects and improves water quality.
Energy Flows & Energy Future – Sustainable design conserves energy and resources and reduces the carbon footprint while improving building performance and comfort. Sustainable design anticipates future energy sources and needs.
Materials & Construction – Sustainable design includes the informed selection of materials and products to reduce product‐cycle environmental impacts, improve performance, and optimize occupant health and comfort.
Long Life, Loose Fit – Sustainable design seeks to enhance and increase ecological, social, and economic values over time.
Collective Wisdom and Feedback Loops – Sustainable design strategies and best practices evolve over time through documented performance and shared knowledge of lessons learned.
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