Environmental Sensitivity (15%)
Are the Developments compatible with the physical setting?
Do the Developments blend with natural features e.g. rivers or hills so that activities can take place around the feature(s) in a sensitive manner? How do the Developments enrich the existing physical features of the sites?
How do the Developments take into account climatic conditions like the sun, wind and rain?
Does the physical environment of the sites influence the choice of methods and technologies for environmental quality?
What are the strategies/specifications such that the Developments do not exhaust natural resources or cause severe ecological damage?
What are the strategies for Energy, Water and Waste in the Developments?
Do the Developments have a plan on improving building-level energy efficiency, cutting of greenhouse gas emissions, creating a walkable communities and taking advantage of other local energy conscious opportunities?