'Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs'.
The Brundtland Commission report of 1987 "Our Common Future" (commissioned by the United Nations General Assembly).
"In 2004, more than a quarter of the UK's carbon dioxide emissions - a major cause of climate change - came from the energy we use to heat, light and run our homes. So it's vital to ensure that homes are built in a way that minimises the use of energy and reduces these harmful emissions. The construction and use of our homes has a range of other environmental impacts created for example through water use which can be significantly reduced through the integration of higher sustainability performance standards within the design of a home".
Source: Department for Communities and Local Government. December 2006.
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