This book aims to further the debate on new sustainability thinking in the built environment, by bringing together a selection of short contributions from thought leaders in the UK and the rest of the world (USA, China, India, Australia, NZ, Indonesia) with an overarching narrative from Martin Brown.
Although progress in sustainable solutions has been made over the past decade, the trend is still one of a woefully wasteful construction industry. This book aims to show that being `less bad' is no longer good enough.
The book also spotlights digital sharing and collaboration through social media and BIM as new tools in the `sustainability toolbox' which provide unique and powerful opportunities to rapidly advance sustainability thinking, development and action.
Martin Brown is a strategic sustainability and business improvement consultant based in Lancashire, and as UK Living Building Challenge Ambassador is an acknowledged expert and advocate of sustainability innovation.
Foreword Introduction 1. Looking forward - The Challenges and Benefits 2. Healing the Future - Restorative Solutions through Behavioural Innovation 3. Healing The Future - Restorative Solutions through Technical and Material Innovation 4. The New Standards 5. Digital and Sharing 6. Summary, Conclusions and Reference References Further Reading