Beyond carbon neutrality: strategies for reductive and restorative sustainability

The Gold Coast, South-East QueenslandDavid Baggs looks at the role of the built environment in our un-sustainability and explores the full spectrum of strategies and solutions as to how our buildings might become a pathway towards a low-carbon future. Baggs explores the concepts of ‘reductive’ and ‘restorative’ sustainability, and discusses how they can each play their part in lessening our environmental impact.

note summary
  1. Introduction
  2. Defining sustainability
  3. Reductive and restorative sustainability
  4. Energy use in our buildings
  5. Identifying impacts and abatement measures
  6. Reductive sustainability
  7. Solutions in practice
  8. Conclusion