Development Sustainability – building a platform to inform better outcomes

One of the challenges to developing sustainably is the choice between what will sustain and what is likely to change. Designing buildings for adaptation is now one of the core principles of sustainable design; particularly as it becomes clear that the IT revolution will impact demand in unpredictable ways.

There is however one constant – people. It is humanity for whom we are developing new and revitalised urban centres.

Most people will live in cities in the foreseeable future. This and the current rate of urbanisation globally demands that the most robust knowledge platform is used to guide future urban development. It is in better understanding human physiological responses to the built environment that this platform can be built.

There is still much to be done. Join us on the journey.

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Want to make sustainability work for you? Need advice?

Research proves that bringing the right skills together at the start of a project will have the greatest effect on achieving a successful outcome. Now more than ever, professional advice on sustainable strategy is imperative as we move into a period of full life-cycle based carbon accounting. The achievement of sustainable outcomes is no longer optional.
The best outcomes leverage the green investments to drive value add to your bottom line, not just cost, whilst also contributing to the social and environmental aspects of the triple bottom line.

Leverage your green investments

DEVESUS has been formed to deliver these outcomes. Read how in Leverage Green.

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Nuclear Energy

As discussions on how to alleviate the effects of and adapt to global warming continue, the pros and cons of using nuclear energy to power cities has become an increasingly hot topic.

For Australia, it is a debate we need to have, but it appears that we should wait for at least 10 years before considering nuclear as an alternative.  By that time, there will be many more new reactors to compare, better and smaller designs to piggyback off and a more competitive market for their provision. By that time also, solar technology will have developed into a much more cost effective source of energy and we will have a better idea as to the level of baseload power that we will need to supplement any potential shortfall from the failure of fossil fuel reserves to grow at the rate of energy demand growth.

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