As our architect extraordinaire John Burgess points out, “The construction industry is a massive consumer of resources and once completed, buildings continue to be reliant on materials and resources for their occupants’ comfort and the structure’s maintenance.” It means we have to get it right at the very beginning, and John is, as always, our guiding light. “Sensible choices during the design stage and during the buildings lifecycle can have a significant effect on how sustainable or damaging to the environment the building is,” he says.
As fellow eco-warriors, we thought you’d be interested in John’s tips for Sustainable Design and we’ve added in a few eco-tips from our builder, Greg Lyon too. John admits that sustainable design is a seriously huge topic and everyone has their own particular angle on it, but these are a few of his fundamental tips to help steer a building toward a sustainable lifecycle.
Greg Lyon is our building guru. He’s the one who takes John’s designs off the paper and transforms them into the reality that our guests enjoy.