As ecological design becomes more popular, we seem to be entering a golden age of sustainability. For this to come about, however, the market needs to recognize the payback and value of sustainable architecture.
That was the message NBBJ Partners Jonathan Ward and Steve McConnell delivered in an interview with China’s CBN Weekly. In addition to the value of sustainability, they discussed the firm’s work with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle, where water-saving features are expected to recoup installation costs after only five years — and to reduce the strain on the city’s water capacity by millions of gallons.
The interview was is available (in Chinese) on CBN Weekly’s affiliate financial news site, yicai.com.