Sustainable design at Kinoo
The landmark Brundtland Commission Report (1987), commissioned by the United Nations, underlined the necessity of an economic development that could be sustained without depleting natural resources, damaging the environment or compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
Kinoo meets the broader challenges of sustainable development by recognizing the importance of appropriate design strategies to create the vision and the tools that enable suitable, proactive and positive building practices.
designs sustainable housing developments that incorporate
appropriate technology approaches.
Kinoo is currently associated with a project in a South
Asian coastal community to design housing appropriate
to local climate and needs, including energy resources,
as highlighted by the inhabitants.
• Low Cost Housing
The Kinoo team has experience in designing and constructing low cost housing in many regions of the world. Kinoo's proprietary Design Solutions for Seismic Responsible Structires have wide application in earthquake-prone regions.
Kinoo coordinates opportunities for direct exchanges about sustainable design solutions for researchers, practitioners and decision makers. Training is also available in the evaluation of sustainable design research, projects and products to enable designers to match particular needs with available technologies.
Kinoo maintains an archive of collated documents and web links on current sustainable design projects, research and literature, including directories of relevant institutions, agencies, personnel, and resources.