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The term ‘built environment' refers to almost anything that is built, including our houses, roads and public structures. How we design, build and use our buildings plays a big part in tackling environmental challenges, including climate change.
Buildings also play a significant role in our health and wellbeing. Most of us spend over 80% of our time indoors-at work, at home or while having fun-so a pleasant and healthy indoor environment is vital to maintain a healthy mind and body.
A home is the biggest investment most people will ever make. Make your home more environmentally friendly and it will reward you with lower operating costs, a more comfortable environment and better resale value.
This section focuses on designing your renovation or new home to become more sustainable, healthy, comfortable and attractive. There are also tips for tenants to gain eco-rentals. You can rate your home's energy and water efficiency, play around with design tools to plan a renovation, and find strategies that you can implement today to make your home or building more sustainable.