We now have over 1,800 registered eToolLCD users across 61 different countries and we’d like to take a moment each month to celebrate some of our amazing users who are working towards a more sustainable future.
Our third featured user is Joe Karten from Built. Joe joined the eToolLCD community in April 2015 and has completed two full LCAs to EN15978 standards.
This month we asked Joe the following two questions:
- What does sustainable building mean to you?
Sustainable building means considering the ecological constraints set by a building’s location adhering to micro and macro ecological systems in the design and delivery of a building. It also focuses the design and selection of materials to be installed on a palette that promotes the health and wellbeing of occupants in order to support enhanced physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health of those occupants. Sustainable building is considerate and responsible building that takes into account the impact construction will have on the occupants, local environment of the building site, broader community environment, and global ecological health and maximises the positive impact the building will deliver for each of those constituents.
- What inspires you about life cycle design?