Among the most complex problems of modern society are reduction of pollution and energy resource expenditure within the building sector. Most of the buildings are not designed and built in accordance with the requirements of environmental protection, and are therefore energy-inefficient and costly to maintain. But Modern architectural aesthetics is dependent on sustainable development so as to balance between man and nature.
Environmentally sustainable buildings attempt to minimize a building’s environmental impact through energy and water efficiency methods, use of sustainable materials and landscaping that considers a site’s biodiversity and existing natural features.
Problem solving requires implementation of certain design principles and application of different materials and systems for producing and saving energy.
Orienting your space with respect to the sun definitely, tops the lot.
Design elements such as double-glazed windows for insulation, roof vents that allow hot air to escape, window shading, a light-colored roof to reflect heat can all improve a building’s energy efficiency.
Constructing a sustainable building means using appropriate materials in the most efficient way possible. One of the most important aspects of the architecture is a selection of sustainable building materials that are least energy-intensive over their entire life cycles, the materials that can be recycled after use and reused in a new object. The selection of materials in order to preserve the environment and natural resources for future generations.
Economically sustainable buildings offer long-term financial savings thanks to energy-efficient design features, materials and appliances that keep ongoing running and maintenance costs low. In particular, sustainable architecture is associated with a respect for the place - its natural conditionality and the local building tradition.
By Rimpy Pillania, Founding Principal, Avant Garde Studio...