CLIMATIZE SUSTAINABILITY APPROACH

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.

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Site Planning + Design

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

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

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.

Site Planning + Design

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

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

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 Quality

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

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.

CLIMATIZE SUSTAINABILITY APPROACH

Via an integrative design process the following is factored as part of Climatize’s sustainable practice:

Form

The form represents the visual shape of the building under design and is usually perceived to be the main element of the design. Before designing a building’s layout, however, the designer should ask questions like how would it be best oriented to make efficient and comfortable livable spaces with efficient energy consumption and thermal comfort levels taking into consideration the sun path, site surroundings, solar heat gains, shading analysis, etc.

Function + Usability

The function and usability of the building contributes to its sustainability in an indirect way, as it helps occupants be placed in a healthy environment and with less energy & water consumption. Other considerations include the site selection and planning, ensuring accessibility for all users to the building and adjacent services.

Cost Effective Solutions

For many of today’s sustainable products, cost is one of the key barriers that prevents many clients from making the switch from their dependence on non-sustainable traditional projects. Therefore, the designer and decision-makers are responsible for reducing the cost of current sustainable products.

Renewable Energy

Designers should stop depending on carbon energy and think in terms of building elements that depend on renewable energy, such as solar panels and wind farms. Climatize has affiliations that allow for Renewable Energy Funding + Sourcing opportunities.

Materials + Life-Cycle Assessments

Similar to energy, materials play an essential role in sustainable design, as every designer should search for materials that can be easily recycled and found regionally or for which the planet can recreate in a short amount of time.

Durable + Adaptive Design Solutions

In order to reach zero waste, buildings have to either be durable enough to last for a long time or be fully recycled and transformed completely into new building elements.

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