Sustainability in building

In 1987, the World Commission on Environment and Development developed a definition of sustainability that was included in its findings, which became known as the Brundtland Report.

It stated that:

Sustainable development meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

27% of all carbon emissions come from the built environment through the use of space and water heating, power and construction. Therefore new buildings should be constructed from low embodied energy materials and require minimal water and energy consumption. This will be achieved by using super insulated timber frames, renewable energy technologies and low energy heating systems. It is hoped our new homes will be operational for over seventy years, so we aim to for them to be environmentally sensitive and cost effective to run.

Sustainability is a key phrase for Development as it can be applied to all areas of operations. In architectural terms we develop sustainable schemes by building a safe and nurturing community our clients are proud to live in.

Sustainability also applies to business decisions and corporate objectives. We are adapting to a changing market through investigating different financial models, new tenures and house types. By continuing to be innovative and proactive we aim to drive the business forward and sustain the growth of Yarlington.

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