Design strategies

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  • Timber
  • Steel
  • Cement and concrete
  • Masonry Insulation
  • PVC alternatives
  • Lime-based mortars
  • Embodied energy
  • U-values
  • On-site and off-site construction
  • Building orientation
  • Earth sheltering
  • Micro-climate


  • Air quality


  • Artificial lighting
  • Daylighting: top lighting
  • Daylighting: side lighting
  • Daylighting: light shelves
  • Passive solar heating: direct gain
  • Passive solar heating: indirect gain
  • Passive solar heating: isolated gain


  • Green roofs
  • Green walls
  • Inclusive design
  • Urban density
  • Floorspace demand
  • Community
  • Design for life – adaptable use