Payoffs to youHouseholds contemplating sustainable performance have conventional expectations about the benefits that can be captured; as being a balance to the complexity and capital costs.
The gains being sought include –
Well conceived and implemented sustainable development can also achieve other unexpected positive outcomes –
These social aspects of sustainable development tend to be undervalued and not discussed.
The example in the photo is Bob & Jenny Teasdale in their Pelican Lagoon home. The family connections are manifest in this home, because they all chose to embed emblematic aspects of each generation into the home during its construction. So there are cubby-hole in joinery, family mementos in the building fabric.
Including Jonathon’s geologist rock samples embedded in the house rear wall where the corridor links along the earth berm limestone wall constructed by Tom Appleby.
Thus a conversation ensues between the visitor and the home – this is who we are, these things we believe, hold dear.
These things enable the home to have integrated custodianship for coming generations. These elements contribute to validating the resource input to creating this piece of the sustainable built environment.