The commonest definition of sustainability defines it in terms of sustainable development
“Sustainable development meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”
Sustainability encompasses environmental, social and economic issues – referred to as the three pillars of sustainability.
Sustainable construction aims to meet present day needs for housing, working environments and infrastructure without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs in times to come. It incorporates elements of economic efficiency, environmental performance and social responsibility – and contributes to the greatest extent when architectural quality, technical innovation and transferability are included.
The general definition of social sustainability is the ability of a social system, such as a country, to function at a defined level of social well being indefinitely. That level should be defined in relation to the goal of Homo sapiens, which is (or should be) to optimize quality of life for those living and their descendents.
After that there is universal disagreement on what quality of life goals should be. Not only do nations disagree. So do their political parties, their religions, their cultures, their classes, their activists organizations, and so on.
Therefore we will not attempt to define what quality of life goals should be, even in the broadest sense. This means that social sustainability on a practical, implementable basis is undefined. Thus it’s the weakest pillar of them all because people can’t even agree on which way is up. This is a shame, because a strong social pillar is the topmost goal of democratic systems.
Environmental sustainability involves making decisions and taking action that are in the interests of protecting the natural world, with particular emphasis on preserving the capability of the environment to support human life. It is an important topic at the present time, as people are realising the full impact that businesses and individuals can have on the environment.
Environmental sustainability is about making responsible decisions that will reduce your business’s negative impact on the environment. It is not simply about reducing the amount of waste you produce or using less energy, but is concerned with developing processes that will lead to businesses becoming completely sustainable in the future.
The use of various strategies for employing existing resources optimally, so that a responsible and beneficial balance can be achieved over the longer term. Within a business context, economic sustainability involves using the assorted assets of the company efficiently to allow it to continue functioning profitability over time.
We incorporate priciples of sustainibility into our buisiness decisions and supply environment friendly products on services that replace demand for non green service.
We imply the sustainability operations by integrating alternative energy sources into our projects.
Transportation: We take the benefit of carpooling or public transits. Our green transportation infrastructure is one that provides opportunities for people to get around their communities using their own power such as walking, biking or by other more environmentally sensitive means like trains or buses.
Carbon Footprint: We reduce the usage of carbon footprint by cutting down the intake of prints, instead we go digitalized. Our people prefer reading news online to reading the print paper.
Water Management : We have our campuses as ‘zero water discharge’ by treatment and recycling . We prefer using drinking water distilled by ourselves to packaged ones – Which saves the planet from the plastic wastage.
Green Environment: We work in one of the greenest IT park in the world, Technopark – Kerala, India.
Where we have an in-house power distribution, LEED pre certififed Gold rated Green Building, LED street lighting and a part of Going Green Campaign that comes up with a Solid waste management unit.