In the 1980’s, increasing Concern about the effects of economic development on health, natural resources and the environment led the United Nations to publish the Brundtland Report. This defines Sustainable Development as “development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” In June 1992 The Rio Earth Summit declared that “the right to development must be fulfilled so as to equitably meet developmental and environmental needs of present and future generations.”

Sustainable Development encourages the conservation and preservation of natural resources and of the environment, and the management of energy, waste and transportation. Sustainable Development is development based on patterns of production and consumption that can be pursued into the future without degrading the human or natural environment. It involves the equitable sharing of the benefits of economic activity across all sections of society, to enhance the well-being of humans, protect health and alleviate poverty.

Ameon can provide advice on achieving a sustainable developement whether your scheme is new build construction or a refurbishment project. As M&E Contractor or designer Ameon are experienced team members with sustainablity at their forefront and can assist the implementation of a sustainability strategy.