Integrated design

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Collaboration leads to innovation "An integrated design process (IDP) involves a holistic approach to high performance building design and construction. It relies upon every member of the project team sharing a vision of sustainability, and working collaboratively to implement sustainability goals. This process enables the team to optimize systems, reduce operating and maintenance costs and minimize the need for incremental capital. IDP has been shown to produce more significant results than investing in capital equipment upgrades at later stages."[1]

Ryerson Urban Water has produced a modelling tool for neighbourhood scale Intergrated Water Resources Evaluation. Go check it out!

  1. Natural Resources Canada. The integrated design process. Accessed September 12, 2017.