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How do we ensure Optimal Resource Use & best Choice of Materials, Interventions & Technologies?
This is something so basic that it is quite common to fall into old habits, simply copy what others have done or (even worse) use the materials 'we like', those we are familiar with, or technologies we find pleasant instead of those which do, in fact, best fit the criteria of sustainability.
In this class we look at the importance & thinking behind the hierarchy of resources & the scale of interventions, two tools amongst various which we use to ground our designs.
Also see the page on Resources, in Module 4 Class 2, where we explore this same subject in more dimensions.
There is another class focused on Resouces in Module 4, which is all about Energy & EcoTechnology:
which is complementary to this one & goes into more depth about these things: