SCALES OF SUSTAINABILITY
Authors: Ford, Graham
This paper explores different scales of sustainability demonstrating the interconnection between the
natural environment, building design and technology. The integration between these different scales,
the urban scale, the building scale and the scale of the component is considered critical to the design
of a “sustainable system”. The case studies discussed in this paper aim to demonstrate that this
integration can lead to a successful project resulting in elegant and efficient buildings which are
thought of as being part of greater systems.