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What is a "sustainability consultant" and why do I need one?

SUSTAINABLE —Merriam-Webster.com

a : of, relating to, or being a method of harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged <sustainable techniques> <sustainable agriculture>
b : of or relating to a lifestyle involving the use of sustainable methods <sustainable society>

United Nations Brundtland Commission Report 1987:  
Sustainability means meeting the vital needs “of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

Butch Tindell “Sustain Life Journal” Volume 1, Issue 3     www.sustainlife.org  
“Obviously, in order for something to “sustain” to continue on, it must be able to endure. It must have enduring value, enduring worth, and we must honor and respect that value and worth if it is going to be sustainable.”

CONSULTANT —Merriam-Webster.com

: one who gives professional advice or services : expert

What is our definition and what is our goal?

A sustainability consultant is someone who designs a plan to make a project, business or home as sustainable as the client requests. The consultant is someone who has done the required research and obtained the necessary credentials to accomplish this task so the client is not required to rediscover this knowledge for the project himself. The consultant also can act as an agent for the client and looks out for the best intrest of the client. It is his job to try to look ahead and see the best pathway to accomplish the goals set forth by the client.

From simple advice to writing specifications, from writing a scope of work to managing the project from start to finish—these are his tasks. Our goal is to make your pathway to sustainability as easy for you as possible. We will help you discover the best way to attain your goals within your budget.

We have gathered experts from many fields to advise and direct you how to obtain your sustainability goals. The pages of this website will touch on many of these experts and their skills.

The main areas we cover are:

  • Planning and designing sustainability projects and sustainable homes
  • Managing projects from start to finish
  • Energy conservation
  • Comfort and air quality
  • Fuel conservation
  • Water conservation
  • Power generation
  • Solar heating and power
  • Rainwater Harvesting
  • Water management
  • Water storage
  • Water treatment
  • Homesteading skills
  • Sustainable agriculture and food production
  • Hand crafts for the homestead

Browse these pages as we add more content from our experts. We will be linking to pages where you can connect with consultants and coming seminars in your field of interest.You can go to the store link here or above to find books and products. We will be adding more items for sale in the coming days.

 

Pat Chesney
Sustainable Living Consultant

Rainwater Harvesting, Water Purification, Aquaponics, Energy Conservation, Energy Generation
Solar Water Heating, Solar PV and More

254-716-3568

pat@chesneyservices.com

Certified HERS Rater 2007-2013
Certified ARCSA AP
Master Plumber-State of Texas-License #M-40812
with the WSPS Endorsement by the TSBPE

Member of ARCSA
The American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association