1. Environmental sustainability
The house is designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save water and energy and reduce waste during construction and the house’s lifetime.
2. Social sustainability / universal design
The house is designed to prevent injuries through built-in safety features. It has security elements to reduce crime and improve the occupants’ sense of security. Features are also used to provide flexibility and comfort for people of varying abilities and at different life stages, including
children and people with limited mobility.
3. Economic sustainability
The house is designed to save money during construction and over the lifetime of the house. Careful planning avoids the need for major future renovations and reduces costs associated with energy use, water use and maintenance.