The concept of sustainability actually contains 3 dimensions that are important – Economical, Social, and Environmental Sustainability.
The UN has identified 17 sustainability targets that can be applied to all industries. For Ambera, it is Social sustainability goals that are our main concern, but we have selected 9 of the UN’s points to focus on across three main areas:
Bearing the UN’s 3rd and 4th points in mind (good health and quality of life; good education), Ambera’s facilities are designed to inspire lifelong learning, and make it easier to have an active lifestyle – resulting in better mental and physical health for all Ambera residents.
The UN asks us to “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all ages”
Ambera’s research shows that living in communities like ours leads to increased physical activity, reduced loneliness, stronger social engagement, good social relations, and feeling that your life has more meaning – all of which prolong healthy life.
Good Health and Well-being
The UN asks us to “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”
We know that many of us never want to stop learning new things throughout our lives, and at the same time share our knowledge and passion for our studies with others – even across generations. Ambera’s facilities promote learning and knowledge-sharing through interest groups and networks, and partnership with learning organisations.
Creating a sustainable community. Ambera communities allow a sustainable and resource-efficient lifestyle, in line with the UN’s 11th sustainability goal.
The UN asks us to “Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable”
We think the words “inclusive” and “safe” describe the social core of the Ambera concept – this is exactly the type of community we are aiming to create. As for the environmental elements, we will ensure we have:
Ambera will set high standards for environmental and economic sustainability in our communities’ buildings and infrastructure (UN’s sustainability goals 7, 9, 12, and 15). We will challenge trends in the construction industry by ordering practical, cost-effective solutions with a low ecological footprint.
By building several hundred homes in each building phase, we can streamline our processes, take advantage of economies of scale, and increase our ordering efficiency by transferring knowledge between building phases and projects.
Our innovative approach and these advantages will make Ambera one of Europe’s leaders in homebuilding. Our properties will set new standards for the industry.
The UN asks us to “Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all”
The energy solutions we adopt for Ambera projects will be adjusted based on local conditions. We know that solar energy in particular is an efficient sustainable resource for both Northern- and Southern Europe. Inasmuch as is practicable, we will build communities that are self-sustaining for energy, and contribute the excess energy to the national grid.
Affordable and Clean Energy
“Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation and foster innovation”
Ambera aims to take advantage of the economy of scale, a real possibility when each community will consist of hundreds of units. By using industrialisation practices and innovative thinking – particularly as it pertains to modular buildings – we can increase building quality and robustness while using fewer resources and reducing waste.
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
“Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns”
Ambera will carefully select its vendors and service providers to ensure that they deliver sustainable materials and build robust, long-lasting buildings.
Responsible Consumption and Production
“Protect, restore, and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.”
Ambera will strive at every stage – from choice of land parcel, to planning and construction, to operation and running of our communities – to minimise our impact on the environment and preserve local ecosystems.