So many goals, so many ideas, but how to start?
These are our 12 Design for One Earth principles. They are the environmental, social and economical framework for our design approach and philosophy. When applied together they paint a pretty complete picture of a bright, green future and create opportunities for innovation.
CAN WE LIVE ABUNDANTLY WITHIN THE LIMITS OF ONE EARTH? WE BELIEVE THE ANSWER IS YES.
Design for One Earth pushes us toward holistic design solutions that espouse 12 values centered on environmental, social and economic priorities: carbon, energy, water, waste, materials, land use, prosperity, vision, resilience, beauty, health and happiness. By maintaining big-picture thinking and a holistic base of values, opportunities for innovation in our work reveal themselves. We can then hold ourselves to being exemplars of the highest levels of sustainability and design excellence all while seeking to aggressively reduce the environmental impact of the built world and creating a future of abundance.