Introduction: Anyone involved in building design, procurement or maintenance in recent years will have been confronted in one way or another by the term sustainability. The term remains elusive to many, and while a number of definitions exist, they give little indication of how to apply principles of sustainability in practice. Moreover, these definitions differ slightly, one from another, and in any attempt to implement sustainable development it is essential that the meaning of sustainability be understood. It is generally agreed that sustainability fundamentally affects the way we live; consequently, personal ethics will influence the way an individual interprets its aims. Like architecture as a whole, sustainability involves addressing a wide spectrum of issues, sometimes, seemingly, conflicting ones. Acquiring a basic knowledge of these issues is the first step towards establishing or clarifying personal values and moving towards a more sustainable future.
Keyword: Reducing Transportation Impacts, In Harmony Nature, Local Food Production, Community Participation, Housing For All, Training And Employment, Enhancing The Quality Of Life, Promoting Sustainability, Comfort, Insensible Agents of Disease, Identity And Independence, Restorative Environment, Design for Longevity, Waste As a Resource, Minimizing Manufacturing Impacts, Material And Energy, Minimizing Energy Needs, Using Energy Efficiently, Green Energy Sources, Minimizing Needs And Maximizing Efficiency, Alternative Water Sources, Reducing The Use Of Main Drains