Measures taken before construction
Location of site
Priority: Easy availability of public transport and public conveniences.
Reason: A large amount of energy is consumed in travelling from one's
residence to his or her place of work. Presence of efficient public transport near the site would encourage their usage cutting down on energy consumption.
Rehabilitate sites damaged by environmental contamination
Priority: Reducing pressure on undeveloped land.
Reason: A lot of energy and resources are needed to make a virgin piece of
land worthy of building on. Rehabilitating old sites can thus save a lot of energy.