?Gerber Architekten; Photo: Hans Jürgen Landes
Energy and use of energy is only but a part of sustainabili...
——Prof. Eckhard Gerber
Many view Sustainability as energy consumption, and carbon emissions; however, in the eyes of Professor Gerber, Sustainability exists in ALL aspects of building and building design, and starts with the smallest things…
”Sustainable building has always existed. Builders have always built sustainably. If they have built well, they have also built sustainably. It starts with the selection of the building site. You can see that very well in the mountains, for example, where the sun shines for a long time, you build the house. And you build it the right way, with the gable facing the sun. [...] All such little things have proven to be important.可持续的建筑一直存在。我们的工匠一直是以可持续的方式进行建造。他们依照经验选择的建造方式，往往就是可持续的。这个理念从选址开始。举例来说：在山中，人们选择光照时间更长的位置建设房屋，并将建筑的山墙面向太阳[...] 所有这些小细节都非常重要。
Energy and use of energy is only but a part of sustainability. The conservation of resources is another important aspect and thus also how long a building last. If it lasts a hundred years and can be rented out for a hundred years, it is of course very sustainable, because it is very economical and the resources that were used do not need to be used again or thrown away.对能源和能源相关主题的关注只是可持续发展话题的一小部分。另一个重要的方面是建筑物的寿命。如果它（建筑）可以站立几百年，并且持续地被使用，那当然是非?？沙中?，因为它非常经济，为建设它所投入的资源能够持续性地发挥价值，无需被回收或者废弃。
建筑行业产生的二氧化碳排放量占全球碳排放总量的40％。作为建筑设计师，应在建筑设计中尽可能地减少使用不可再生资源。在盖博建筑事务所，我们使用先进的的绿建技术，在努力保持环境、社会和经济因素之间平衡的同时，打造健康高效的设计——既可为用户带来启发和愉悦、又可节省能耗与成本。CO2 emissions generated by the architectural and construction industry account for 40% of the total global carbon emissions.We need to ensure that the buildings we design, and construct use as little non-renewable energy as possible. At Gerber Architekten, we use the latest green building technologies to conserve energy; while at the same time trying to maintain a delicate balance of environmental, social, and economic factors. We commit to developing healthy spaces that provide inspiration and delight whilst being cost effective.
”Sustainable thinking and sustainable action are necessary in all areas and of course also in our work.
可持续发展的思维及行动在所有领域都是必须的，我们的工作中也是如此。[...] All aspects must be taken into account when planning in a sustainable sense: the design, functional, constructive, building services/energy/ecological conditions, the traffic-related, urban planning and ultimately also and above all the financial/economic conditions. Everything must be balanced and in harmony with each other find a self-evidently clever and perhaps also surprising and extraordinary solution, which ultimately manifests itself as the result of an architectural attitude.以可持续的方式进行规划设计时，必须考虑所有方面：艺术性、功能、建设性、建筑后勤/能源能耗/生态条件、以及与交通相关、城市规划相关条件，最后也是最重要的：金融/经济条件。它们之间应当相互平衡和谐。设计师用智慧的设计手法和态度，为业主带来惊喜的解决方案，并以建筑的形态表现出来。That is my vision and at the same time my wish - sustainability for the city and the people.这是我的愿景，也是我的期望——城市与人共生共享的可持续发展。