Design Thinking


How we assess the 5 key sustainable infrastructure principles we consider for regeneration projects:

  1. Structure business and projects sustainability
  2. Set targets and measure against environmental limits
  3. Set  targets and measure for socio-economic goals
  4. Respect people and Human rights
  5. Set of socio-economic sustainability goals and infrastructure objectives.


We call upon methodical steps; an engineering design process. The seven stages are looped and spiral to maximise on sustainability:

Gathering data

  • survey
  • analysis
  • design 

Building & Deliver

  • Implementation
  • maintenance
  • evaluation
  • tweaking

The details are found in seven stages to completion from observation and data gathering to commissioning and handover completion and guidance. Sustainable community based projects can use SADIMET like a spiraling loop to ascend and evolve a project where we survey and monitor to see if targets are being meet.

 

Attitudinal Principles

Additional to complete observation, care and share we make sure we broaden our scope on projects by using further principle attitudes to raise awareness of the values of different element have on a design.

These are the foundations to Permaculture principles founded by Bill Mollison:

Work with nature not against it →  results in minimum negative impact on long term sustainability,

Value Edges and Marginal and Small →  small and different can be vital,

See solutions inherent in problems →  overcomes blockages to design and implementation,

Produce no waste → move towards a closed ecosystem,
 

Value people and their skills and work → draws people in, enables, appreciates and supports them

Respect for all life → the delights of all natural and cultural diversity and valued,

Use Public Transport and Renewable Fuels →  move toward people-scaled sustainable urban planning, friendlier places and less pollution,

Calculate ‘ Food mile' →  Support local farmers, bioregional produce, lower food costs, lorry-free roads.