Sustainable is a building where:
All parties involved act through a common, holistic and pragmatic sustainability management system.
A healthy indoor environment and enhanced well-being for the users is provided.
Energy consumption is managed and reduced according to the energy hierarchy.
Location has good access to public transport and amenities while alternative modes of transport are encouraged.
Water is prudently managed and saved.
Materials are selected and used with multiple criteria to minimize impacts on humans and the environment.
Waste generated during construction and operation is reduced and appropriately managed.
Impact on the ecosystem and land use is mitigated and biodiversity is enhanced.
All forms of pollution, during construction and operation, are maintained at low levels.