Each of Climatize’s 8 themes has a set of objectives that address the project’s social, economic, environmental and cultural priorities, and while specific KPI targets need to be set for each project, it is worthy to note that the development will always aim to achieve and exceed the minimum local green building regulations.
The following outlines the objectives for each of the Climatize’s 8 themes. Many of the strategies span multiple themes and they often reinforce each other. The design considerations amongst these strategies are further highlighted.
Sustainable Site Planning + Design is the first step in the process that allows us to understand the site and climate conditions. Studying the surroundings and identifying its potential impact on the building design, for example, the surrounding shadows, glare and radiance. Followed by understanding the sun path, prevailing wind analysis and performing solar heat gain analysis allows us to determine the best building orientation and form of the building.
Community + Economy seeks to strengthen social diversity and cohesion, and promote a sense of community through balancing the mix of land uses, providing opportunities for small, local, and innovative businesses to be set within the campus, affording equal access for all public spaces throughout the development
Public Realm is the hallmark of the development. The vision is for a vibrant pedestrian-oriented public realm that promotes a sense of belonging, one endowed with interactive public spaces and a sustainable landscape strategy that foster a healthful lifestyle for the community being created.
Wellness encapsulates the goal of a healthful livable community. An active lifestyle is promoted by encouraging walking and cycling, and by developing systems of local community gathering spaces available for all to use and interact. Wellness will also include constructing quality buildings and incentivizing the availability of organic and/or local food and produce.
Water Efficiency balances the important role that water plays in public spaces and private use with the need to conserve a scarce resource. There’s a need to reduce water consumption, minimize waste, and expand the use of recycled water through encouraging the use of the strategies and technologies that reduce the consumption of potable water in the building and apply water conservation measures.
Energy Efficiency approaches energy from a holistic perspective, addressing energy use reduction and energy efficient design strategies; focusing on minimizing the embodied energy and other impacts associated with the maintenance and operations of the building systems and integrating renewable energy resources that’s at the heart of global sustainability.
Indoor Environmental Quality ensures the health of the building occupiers, the indoor environment is of the upmost importance. Provision of a quality indoor environment for a building is by nature complex and subjective. Excellent indoor environment quality requires the combined efforts of the building owner, design team, contractor, suppliers and sub-contractors.
Materials + Waste are the foundation of the buildings in which we live and work, as well as that with which we fill them, the infrastructure that carries people to and from these buildings, and the activities that take place within them. Setting goals for using sustainable materials and resources is an important step of the green building process. “Reduce, reuse, and recycle” may seem like a critical component of this work: clearly, reducing consumption is critical, and reusing and recycling waste are important strategies.
Via an integrative design process the following is factored as part of Climatize’s sustainable practice:
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