A home that is integrated with nature must involve the right species of plants,trees and ground cover which are aesthetically good,easy to maintain and non-invasive. Apart from adding on to beauty of the home, the greenery helps keep out pollutants,improve ground water recharge and naturally cools the building.
Technology is also evolving at a very fast clip, which makes it very important to design and build a home that is not only at the cutting edge of technology today, but also future proof.
There is no life without water. Harvesting, conserving and recycling water will be the single most important requirement of the future.A home should be designed and built to respect and conserve water.In this age where buying water is becoming increasingly common, preserving nature’s gift through intelligent systems with an attractive return on investment is critical.
Finally, a life positive design includes designing the home to nurture and protect us.In todays polluted environment, air quality is deteriorating at a rapid rate and adding to this problem is poorly designed homes and work spaces that are causing more harm to our health than we realise.Be it excess carbon dioxide,pollen & dust or fugitive emissions from paints & equipment,
pollutants are quickly degrading our quality of life.When investing in a home, it is critical that we build into our homes smart technologies that can protect us and our families.
Changing consumer preferences and the arrival of organised ecommerce are changing the retail landscape.This real and present challenge to brick and mortar retail is compounded by razor thin margins, high inventory costs,high cost of capital, spiralling real estate cost,increasing energy costs and not to mention intense competition.
Energy is an important component of this cost that is controllable and predictable.With the right tools it is possible now to design a facility that is not only energy efficient, but also has a quick return on investment.