We embed sustainable design in all our work and encourage sustainable living by helping to create buildings and spaces that fulfill environmental, social and economic needs.
Sustainable design and good design are mutually reinforcing. Good design is not just defined by how a building, space or place looks. It is also about whether it is responsive to context, adaptable, uses resources efficiently and delivers value over its whole life.
Read our sustainability publications for more information.
Sustainability at CABE
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Learn how the Building for Life criteria, used by all local authorities in England, include assessments of environmental, social and economic impacts in housing developments.
See how public spaces can play a major role in combating the effects of climate change and explore the resources available.
Download our activity kit for your school and hold your own event about climate change, sustainability and the built environment.
Read how we are addressing sustainable design and climate change, and learn about the action that is required from both the public and private sectors.
See how well-designed buildings and spaces are cheaper to manage and better cared for by the people who use them - and what we’re doing to encourage better design.
Read our advice to the agencies involved in developing proposals for England’s eco-towns, challenging the eco-town proposers to be as ambitious as they can.
Stay up to date wth our position on equality, diversity and the built environment, with everyday examples of how good design can create places that work for everyone.