The paper “ The Influence of Sustainability and Green Approaches on Project Management” is a well-turned example of coursework on the management. Recently, the issue of sustainable project management has sparked a lot of debate and interest. This may be attributed to the fact that society has not been paying enough attention to practices and habits that have been harming our planet. More precisely, society has been reluctant in acknowledging sustainability (the integration of the social, economic and environmental interests for the purpose of advancing the best practices that uphold better living standards). 1.
SustainabilitySustainability involves the integration of the social, economic and environmental interests for the purpose of advancing the best practices that uphold better living standards. In our case, sustainability is concerned with the need to put into consideration the different co-relating elements of the building’ s design and how they will work interactively to meet the needs of the occupants, the owner, and the environment in the most effective manner. The general expectation of the building design is that it will lead to buildings that will embrace efficient use of resources, consider affordable material cost and will meet all terms of consumption (Bainbridge, D, A., and Haggard, K, L.
2011, 158). The project may also consider focusing on certain objectives directed towards addressing the socio-economic impacts of the building design’ s deliverables and the building process at large. The objectives may consider addressing issues such as water, climate change, the community, carbon, the environment, and even the operations. There might also be the need to measure the project against the most absolute ideal in the categories. For carbon, the most absolute ideal for the project would be to maintain a state of being carbon neutral in its operations (Metz, B.
2005, 75). I. Sustainable related project managementSome of the related sustainable project management to this project may include Waste carbon management and water/sewer management. The building design is centered on a known deliverable called a building. In the due process, the building is bound to pollute the environment due to various carbon components emission. A related project to the current project at hand may focus on the neutralization of the carbon components for sustainability purposes.
Water management may also be another related project. This project may focus on the availability of clean water and the continued/constant water supply years after completion of the project. ii. Building designThe building’ s specification and schedules (design) are meant to be produced in line with the client’ s requirements and in accordance with the available/agreed budget for the project. This is meant to rely on the most appropriate and approved building regulation drawings and standards. It is also centered towards guiding the contractor on the best cost estimation method for the project and also, determining the best materials for the project’ s sustainability. 2.
RequirementsIn our case, requirements may involve some properties/necessities that are necessary towards the deliverable of the building design. Some of the requirements may incorporate possible technological integration like mild floor heating and a cooling mechanism, requirements proposed by the owner and those from the local authorities (Ballast, D, K. 2013, 30). Requirements by the owner (employer) may include Specifications for the building, scope of services from the contractor and a list of unknown risks. On the other hand, requirements from the local authority may enlist aspects that entail the safety standards; as spelled out in the local building codes.