Before you Build, Buy or Rent —the most important issues governing your residence are Water, energy and communications along with location [ more specifically where the building touches the earth and it’s orientation to the sun ]. These are things we all take for granted but if you carefully think about each one they have profound implications. Take away any one of these and you can imagine the impact. The other component for sustaining life is food. While this may seem overly simplistic the strain placed on our natural resources causes us to take a closer look at those things necessary for life. Consider the quality of each item and where it comes from.