What is your definition of sustainable design and how do you approach this in your design process?

The term “sustainable design” has many interpretations. The Brundtland Report, which illustrated the widespread concern for the state of the environment and popularized the phrase “sustainable development,” defined it as a way to “meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” The political definition of sustainable development has since been extended to include social development and economic progress. Unfortunately, sustainability has come to mean all things to all people. Increasingly misused in architecture, the term is in danger of becoming a mere label.