RIBA Guide to Sustainability in Practice

Written by Lynne Sullivan OBE, The RIBA Guide to Sustainability in Practice identifies the strong business case for sustainability, the benefits for clients and 10 steps architects can take to help build sustainability into their daily practice.



Forward from Angela Brady, RIBA President

'The drive towards sustainability in the built environment represents both a challenge and business opportunity for architects. It is something we simply cannot ignore. Our buildings are responsible for almost half of our global carbon footprint and they are dependent upon the world's natural resources.

As architects we know that good design improves our quality of life, in all areas of work, rest and play and impacts on our health. Our work as professionals seeks to create a healthy built environment which enhances the environment, society and our economy.

We hope that this guide serves as a helpful step to enable architects to integrate sustainability into their daily practice.'