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PRINCIPLES FOR SUSTAINABLE BUILDING

A Countrywide At Home TV program on building greener homes made some interesting comments about basic principles for sustainable development:

Principle 1: Make no undue impact on the environment.

Principle 2: Use only sustainably manufactured or processed products.

Principle 3: Be energy efficient.

See: http://countrywide.co.nz/magazine/ecohouse/impact.htm

RAIA (Royal Australian Institute of Architects) Environmental Policy

Looking through some back issues of Architecture Australia, specifically September / October 1994, I chanced upon an introduction to the RAIA Environmental Policy, which states;-

Principle 1: Maintain and restore biodiversity.

Principle 2: Minimise the consumption of resources.

Principle 3: Minimise pollution of air, soil and water.

Principle 4: Maintain health, safety and comfort of building users.

Principle 5: Raise awareness of environmental issues.

So come on New Zealand Architects: What about some strategic planning for the design of ecologically sound and healthy buildings?