Possibly no other branch of engineering is currently the focus of so much public attention as sustainable engineering. As a result, the pressure on companies, agencies and organisations to ensure that their buildings and operations comply with environmental standards is continually increasing.
One of the main goals of sustainable design is to ensure that current generations meet their needs without limiting or damaging the opportunities of future generations to do the same. In order to achieve this, sustainable design aims to ensure that building projects, operations, maintenance and waste disposal demand as little as possible in terms of both investment and environmental impact.
At the same time, sustainable design places strives to maximise the lifetime and quality of buildings by placing particular emphasis on air quality, lighting, acoustics and related factors, in order to achieve optimum living and working conditions for all who use them.
As a result, the functionality of new structures is optimised, while the investment required for their construction, operation and management is minimised.
From pre-planning to handover, the EFLA sustainable design team provides clients with the complete range of customised professional services and solutions required to optimise buildings and other structures, including environmental assessment to BREEAM standards.
EFLA sustainable design projects
Skriðuklaustus Visitor Centre, Vatnajökull National Park (Iceland), Hellisandur Visitor Centre, Snæfellsnes National Park (Iceland), Centre for Icelandic Studies, Reykjavík (Iceland)