Benjamin Franklin once said that there are only two certain things in life, “death and taxes”.
Contrary to this there is a third and it is that our earth’s resources are finite.
Amongst the biggest challenges in our troubled world will be how we plan to manage those dwindling resources, and recycle, repair and renew what we already have, including buildings and their contents.
For the sake of our future generations we have to take care of what we have got. The old saying “waste not, want not” is now more important than it’s ever been and we as leaders in the design and construction industries, have a responsibility to heed its premise and act sustainably.