This understands the exercise of sustainability and sustainable design from “the maintenance of the natural capital” (Goodland, Robert; The Concept of Environmental Sustainability; Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics, Volume 26, p. 10), ie, of “natural resources such as plants, minerals, animals, air or oil from the biosphere seen as means of production of goods and ecosystemic services: oxygen production, natural water purification, erosion control, pollination and recreational services themselves.” This understanding of sustainability, unlike the traditional, argues that the nature and nonhuman life are active and productive natural resources whose use should be rationalized. Therefore, natural and productive capital are equated.
Similarly, its put into practice involves all metabolic issues concerning efficiency and / or energy, water self-sufficiency and waste management -striving for minimizing the ecological footprint- as well as a clear defense of the biodiversity and nonhuman life as great values of sustainable development.
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