The goals of sustainability are to avoid harmful and wasteful materials, reduce impact on land use by reuse of existing building sites, ensure a healthy environment, clean air, good natural lighting and natural ventilation. The initial concept is developed TO employ design strategies for sustainability and energy efficiency as described in A two‐tier approach.
All buildings to be designed with high performance standards to reduce demand for energy and reduce waste and cut down all emissions to zero where possible.
This Include design and technologies for energy generation such as solar, wind and geothermal where possible, to meet the already reduced demand of the building for energy. In addition to energy generation, solar panels (located…) will contribute a sculptural element to the complex.
The 3CA Community Hub is planned by a not-for-profit community group, is anon-commercial project and is open to the public.