Sustainability is a core concept in modern construction. However, creating a building that is truly sustainable requires architects and building owners to consider the environmental impact of the materials they are using, and how the design choices will influence the operational emissions of the building.
The public sector encompasses a wide range of different types of buildings from local authority housing, schools and hospitals to government buildings and transport infrastructure. Each area of the public sector has different needs and specific factors that shape the building design; however, there are also several common elements that apply across the sector.
The design and specification of residential properties must balance a range of considerations. Here we look at the factors that affect developments and how the choice of doors and windows can help to ensure a safe, comfortable and secure home.