It focuses on improving the quality of life for all of the Earth's citizens without increasing the use of natural resources beyond the capacity of the environment to supply them indefinitely. It requires an understanding that inaction has consequences and that we must find innovative ways to change the way we think, plan and act.
With this in mind, Merrill Companies has incorporated the principals of Sustainability into the projects it develops and the properties it manages. We strive to minimize the impact on the environment through responsible planning, design, construction and management processes.
There is a balance to achieve between environmental resources, economic objectives and the social systems that make a community a desirable and ecologically sound place to live, work, learn and play.
Sustainable development is not a new idea. Many cultures over the course of human history have recognized the need for harmony between the environment, society and economy. What is new is the articulation of these ideas in the context of a global industrial and information society.
Merrill Companies has incorporated the principals of Sustainability into the projects it develops and the properties it manages.
The challenge lies in the fact that we need to approach things in a brand new way: the materials from which they are made, the methods of fabrication, the ways in which we use them and the evolution of a product’s afterlife. As individuals, we can’t change the world overnight, but we can push ourselves to become educated about the products we use, abandon wasteful habits and incorporate simple acts of “green” every day.