Owners' Intent Step lightly on the land.
Goal To recycle and re-use where practical, and to minimise the use of toxic materials.
The TetraMapped process to achieve the goal
Earth Minimise embodied energy (carbon footprint of materials) by using laminated timber instead of steel girders, timber foundations instead of concrete floor, and acrylic instead of glass in some windows.
Air Separate waste into metals, plastics, untreated timber, treated timber, landfill. Send broken concrete to recycling centre and use aggregate made from recycled concrete.
Water For weather-proofing and scratch protection, re-purpose plastic packaging, election signs, old billboards.
Fire Advocate how to minimise carbon footprint, toxic materials and waste.
To waste, to destroy our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them amplified and developed.