A sustainable building, often referred to as a green building, is a structure designed, constructed, and operated with careful consideration for the environment, human health, and resource efficiency. It aims to minimize the negative impacts of the built environment by integrating sustainable practices throughout its lifecycle, from planning and design to construction and operation.
The Pillars of Sustainable Building
Sustainable buildings are constructed based on several fundamental principles that encompass various aspects of environmental and human well-being. These include:
Air: Ensuring good indoor air quality through proper ventilation and minimizing pollutants. Plant conservation on outdoor common areas.
Water: Efficiently managing water usage and implementing strategies to conserve this precious resource.
Nourishment: Designing spaces that encourage healthier eating habits and access to clean, sustainable food.
Light: Maximizing natural daylight and using energy-efficient lighting systems.
Movement: Shift car use needs by promoting sustainable transportation options, such as cycling, walking, green inner transport, green parking and design for walkability.
Thermal Comfort: Creating comfortable indoor environments through effective insulation and climate control.
Sound: Reducing noise pollution and creating acoustically pleasant spaces.
Materials: Using eco-friendly, locally sourced, and sustainable building materials.
Mind: Designing spaces that promote mental well-being and creativity.
Community: Fostering a sense of community and social interaction within the building or neighborhood.
Innovation: Incorporating cutting-edge technologies and practices to improve sustainability.
The greatest challenge that constructions face on their path to sustainability is the shift in ingrained mindsets and practices. Therefore, it is necessary to invest in education and training, as well as in infrastructure and technology, to progress towards a greener future. In this regard, Premium Realty, as part of its commitment
to sustainability, has launched the Premium Realty Sustainable Living
An initiative which prioritizes and promotes developments that attain sustainable certifications, and practices encouraging eco-friendly construction.
Check some of our selected properties from Cancún, Playa del Carmen and Tulum.
We are actively expanding this section with new projects. If you have a project you'd like to showcase here or if you're aware of a sustainable place deserving recognition, please feel free to contact us. ✉️
We welcome the opportunity to evaluate them, and if they align with our criteria, included them.
Be a conscious buyer, actively driving positive change through your choices. Your decisions can influence industries, encouraging more responsible and sustainable practices. This mindset extends beyond purchases, encompassing your consumption habits, support choices, and values in buying decisions. It's a deliberate effort to create a more sustainable future for all.