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Anything that survives in the nature is highly efficient.The four rules of nature are interdependence, efficiency, survival and change.The human needs our buildings provide for can be classified as physiological, safety and security, love and belonging, self esteem and self actualization.The three bottom lines of sustainable development are environment, economy and social utility and context.Sustainometrics represents a way to describe the interconnectedness of five domains of human activity: environmental, socio-cultural, economic, technological and political
Five essential criteria for modelling sustainability:nterdisciplinary approachManage the uncertaintyLong range or inter-generational point of viewGlobal-local perspectiveStakeholder’s participation
The different types of models of sustainability:Pictorial visualization Models Quantitative Models Physical Models Conceptual Models Standardizing Models
The report, Our Common Future, published in 1987, placed on record for the first time what sustainable development was and how we should define it.
Over the years, several great visionaries, such as John Muir, Rachel Carson and Mahatma Gandhi, and their work also contributed to the development of the idea and concept of sustainability and sustainable development.

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