ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Fulltext
[ Oscar Concessao ] - Architects, Chennai
[ Ponni M Concessao ] -
Sustainable development is a general term that describes environmentally-conscious design techniques in the field of architecture. Sustainable development is which is designed in an environmentally friendly way. The goal of sustainable or green architecture development is to create structures which are beautiful and functional, but which also contribute to a sustainable lifestyle and culture. Interest in sustainable architecture grew radically in the early 21st century in response to growing concerns about the environment, but in fact people have been building sustainably for thousands of years, because sustainable projects are often practical in nature.Sustainable development is framed by the larger discussion of sustainability and the pressing economic and political issues of our world. In the broad context, sustainable architecture seeks to minimize the negative environmental impact of buildings by enhancing efficiency and moderation in the use of materials, energy, and development space. Most simply, the idea of sustainability, or ecological design, is to ensure that our actions and decisions today do not inhibit the opportunities of future generationsMany architects build sustainably to show people that it is possible, and to illustrate the fact that being environmentally friendly does not have to make a building ugly. In fact, many of the measures which increase efficiency can make a building more interesting and beautiful to look at, and they can also improve quality of life for users of the building. A courtyard with plants, for example, can be a good sustainability move, and it also creates a pleasant outdoor space for people to use. Anything from a private home to a towering office building can be constructed with sustainable ideals in mind. Sustainable development principles can also be applied to the retrofitting and remodelling of existing structures, because conversion is more environmentally friendly than demolition and rebuilding in most cases. Many governments provide incentives for people who address sustainability issues in construction projects, which have contributed to the rise of sustainable architecture and developments around the world.
[ لينک دايمي به اين صفحه: http://www.civilica.com/Paper-NCSA02-NCSA02_012.html ]