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Hannover Principles

The Hannover Principles

Living buildings will:

Harvest all their own water and energy needs on site.

Be adapted specifically to site and climate and evolve as conditions change.

Operate pollution-free and generate no wastes that aren’t useful for some other process in the building or immediate environment.

Promote the health and well-being of all inhabitants, as a healthy ecosystem does.

Be comprised of integrated systems that maximize efficiency and comfort.

Improve the health and diversity of the local ecosystem rather than degrade it.

Be beautiful and inspire us to dream.