Sustainable design – a client briefing

This note is in the process of being updated for currency.

This paper was originally published in August 1995 and reviewed by the BDP Environment Design Guide Planning and Development Committee in November 2000. It has now been fully revised and republished to reflect current regulatory standards and industry practices. This paper provides information to prospective clients about the role of sustainable design in ecologically sustainable development (ESD) to minimise adverse impacts of building and realise the potential to achieve low or zero energy buildings in any climate or building type.

note summary
  1. Considering sustainable design
  2. Using an architect
  3. Sustainable design
  4. Sustainable design principles
  5. Further information