The word “Sustainability” is oftentimes used with its meaning clouded in a number of superficial tendencies. For us as a team who have a deeper understanding of what the concept means, we embrace the preservation of the environment, development-related issues such as the efficient use of resources and dynamic social progress.
Much of the industry today is based on a “build today, fix tomorrow” philosophy rather than on one that anticipates future trends and how they affect the performance of buildings. However, with so many uncertainties in life, the ability to respond to change should be what defines the future-proof status of any building. Sustainability means a lot to us at Bilaad Realty. It means the efficient use of resources in all our projects; considering the environmental impact that is created from the manner in which we source the materials for all our activities and the processes with which we get them done. It means understanding our projects; and not just the profit that will be garnered, but also in terms of our relationship with our staff, clients, community and the environment. For us, the concept of sustainability means asking ourselves “if every company or service provider offers the same surface level service, who then offers value, who offers quality”?
WHAT IS SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION?
Also known as Green building has been attracting a lot of attention lately, but an understanding of its full potential is critical. Green building or sustainable construction refers to both a structure and the application of processes that are environmentally responsible and resource- efficient throughout a building’s life-cycle; from planning to design, construction, operation and maintenance. For our team, it does not just entail the creation of buildings that have low environmental impact; it also concerns itself with durability, value and comfort in offering an ideal approach to improving life. Suffice to say that we have been able to incorporate elements of economic efficiency, environmental performance, social responsibility, technological innovation and design flexibility in all our constructions- therefore, greatly contributing to the well-being of buildings as well as involving issues such as the design and management of buildings; material performance;