RIBA launches 10-step guide to sustainability for architects
Green building news - by GreenWise staff
19th March 2012
A guide to help architects build sustainability into their practices is being launched by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
The RIBA Guide to Sustainability in Practice
is a 10-point guide designed for professionals starting out on the sustainability journey. It is free and described by the institute as a "helpful first step" resource
for architects to integrate sustainability into their daily practice.
"Many UK architects are world leaders in designing innovative, sustainable buildings
," RIBA president Angela Brady said. "This guide […] will help spread the key messages of sustainability and encourage more in our profession to consider all aspects of a buildings lifecycle when they are at the early design stages."
Areas covered by the guide include UK and EU green building regulation
, the commercial imperative for sustainable architecture, how to acquire the knowledge and skills
to build a sustainable practice, applying the correct project methodology and how to monitor sustainability projects. It has been written by architect and sustainability expert Lynne Sullivan.
The guide will be launched tomorrow at the Ecobuild 2012 green building exhibition at London’s ExCel.
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