Sustainability

Sustainability

The RIBA Sustainability Hub includes design strategies, case studiesvideos and blogs, and is designed to develop and grown into the one-stop portal for sustainability information.

Sustainable design is a broad concept which aims to reduce the adverse effect of human activities on our world. The UK government has set a target of reducing CO2 emissions by 20% by the year 2010 – a significant contribution to meeting this target is achievable through sustainable architecture. Buildings are responsible for about 45% of the carbon dioxide (greenhouse gas) emissions in the UK. The RIBA, along with the vast majority of architects, recognises this and has taken appropriate strategic action to stimulate the production of sustainable architecture. 

The Sustainable Futures Group exists to relate sustainability to the profession and to inform members of the development of RIBA policy, educational and professional standards and practical services to promote sustainable design.

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