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GBE Sustainability Quotes (Code) G#26092

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GBE Sustainability Quotes Code

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GBE Sustainability Quotes (Code)

“We cannot solve a crisis without treating it as a crisis…
I want you to act as if our house is on fire.
Because it is.”

“The biggest challenge for water by a long way is the developing impact of climate change.
That’s going to determine everything that happens in water policy over the next 30 to 40 years.”

Environment Agency chairman
Lord Chris Smith

“If it can’t be reduced, reused, repaired, rebuit, refurbished, refinished, resold, recycled or composted

Then it should be restricted, redesigned or removed from production.”

Pete Seeger

“It seems to me unarguable that man has an impact on the climate.

It seems to me unarguable that climate change can have a devastating and damaging impact on societies and economies that are even less developed. 

And therefore it seems to me unarguable that we should seek first to lessen the impact that man might have on the climate, and secondly invest appropriately in measures to mitigate and protect individuals and societies from the impact of climate change.”

Education Secretary, Michael Gove February 2014

Remember, this is the guy who tried (unsuccessfully) to take climate change out of the school curriculum last year.

Fabric First

Build tight, Ventilate right

Build Light, Insulate Right, Solar Tight
BrianSpecMan 2015

“We need sustainability at the heart of our skills and professional training.
We need architects and designers to incorporate sustainability in their designs.
Manufacturers must deliver efficient buildings services and fabric components”

Margaret Beckett

“We should demand the highest environmental standards possible in all our buildings
to ensure that future homes and communities are sustainable.”

Margaret Beckett

“Buildings can have an enormous environmental impact and, with existing housing pressures, it is vital that new properties or improvements to existing properties are built to the highest environmental specifications.
Thriving and sustainable communities need high quality, well-designed and efficient buildings that meet people’s needs alongside those of the environment.
One Planet Products, backed by Defra funding, will have a key role in fostering a more sustainable approach in the sector.
I urge developers and others in the sector to sign up, get involved and reap the benefits.“
Elliot Morley,
Minister of State for Climate Change and the Environment

“The construction industry must embrace more sustainable forms of building.
This means buildings that meet the needs of society and stimulate the economy, but with higher environmental performance, especially in terms of energy and water efficiency and waste management”.
Sir John Harman:
Better buildings – better lives.
Sustainable Buildings Task Group Report 2004

“Upskilling the broad range of core and associated occupations with a role in planning, delivering and maintaining sustainable communities represents a very significant challenge,
but is one we must take on if things are to change and real progress is to be made.”
Sir John Egan:
The Egan Review –
Skills for Sustainable Communities

Climate change is for real.

We have just a small window of opportunity and it is closing rather rapidly.
There is not a moment to lose.
Dr Rajendra Pachauri, Chair,
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

The largest potential [for the reduction of greenhouse gases] is in the buildings sector.
Prof. Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, Vice-Chair,
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

The UK urgently needs to embrace the Passivhaus approach
if we are to respond to the threat of climate change effectively and cost-effectively.
Chris Herring, Director, Green Building Store

‘…calls on the Commission to propose a binding requirement that all new buildings needing to be heated and/or cooled be constructed to passive house or equivalent non-residential standards from 2011 onwards…’
European Parliament resolution 2007/2106(INI) 31 January 2008

Much of the current legislation is simply a stop-gap solution


“Being less bad is not good”

William McDonough C2C

Fertility of the soil is the future of civilisation

Sir Albert Howard (19th C agriculturist)

© GBE NGS ASWS Brian Murphy aka BrianSpecMan *
31st January 2013 – 17th August 2019

GBE Sustainability Quotes (Code)

“We cannot solve a crisis without treating it as a crisis…
I want you to act as if our house is on fire.
Because it is.”


Greta Thunberg Day 3

Greta Day 2 Atlantic crossingGreta Starts Atlantic crossing

© GBE NGS ASWS Brian Murphy aka BrianSpecMan *
31st January 2013 – 17th August 2019

GBE Sustainability Quotes (Code)
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31st January 2013 – 24th August 2019

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