For public bodies, design teams, and contractors, building public amenities (such as schools, libraries, city halls, cultural centers, high-security buildings, or outdoor squares) involves addressing some critical issues:
- Ensuring the full safety of the public.
- Showcasing exemplary environmental and thermal performance in order to receive green building certifications (LEED®, BREEAM®, HQE®, etc.).
- Designing aesthetic buildings that stand the test of time and make their mark on a city.
- Making good use of public funds by working within budgets, which are often limited.