The environment is set to be the legacy we leave for future generations. But for decades, the scale and speed of urbanisation has not matched the rate of degradation that has plagued our planet. All too often, developers and policymakers have relegated this essential conversation to the backburner.
But no more. The advent of new technologies has limited energy consumption and resulted in more climate-resistant materials and constructions. This coupled with greater social awareness has contributed to a more eco-oriented approach. The real estate sector’s efforts to reduce its impact on the climate is an important step toward climate mitigation.
Millennials, prospective buyers, and investors have called for change for years. From carbon production to resource usage and land development, their efforts have finally begun to bear fruit. It has also aligned the industry with much of the business world, which has now pivoted to a low-carbon and more sustainable outlook.
A key element of the shift towards sustainability is the impending shift in policy. The next few years are set to see new rules and laws that will promote the environment instead of destroying it. This paradigm shift is likely to result in low-carbon strategies, new construction methods, biodiversity, reducing soil artificialisation, and developing natural spaces in urban areas.
Green architecture is a term that has been around for years, but is only starting to see its full potential now. It has several defining components:
● Energy efficiency
● Renewable energy
● Water efficiency
● Eco-friendly building materials and specifications
● Waste reduction
● Reduction of toxic materials
● Indoor air quality.
By creating projects that are self-sustaining in terms of energy, non-polluting, and utilising natural resources with maximum efficiency, it is possible to build structures that strike the perfect balance in our precariously balanced world.
Our commitment to sustainability and a better future is a key part of our business growth. Primarc Reach is an initiative we launched to help make these green dreams a reality. Water conservation through rainwater harvesting systems has been achieved at different sites, along with the use of alternative materials that reduce energy consumption, And of course, we manage to meet our environmental targets without compromising on quality.
The next few years are crucial in the battle against climate change. It is a privilege and a responsibility to be at the forefront of this great endeavour.