Consistent application of sustainable architecture can bring ground-breaking changes.
With climate change and global warming depleting the resources of our planet, practicing sustainable architecture is the need of the hour. Sustainable construction is not just about the creation of a building that has a low environmental impact, rather, it is a new approach that improves the way people build and live.
Sustainable construction is developing day by day and opportunities are opening up for the industry.
Architects should implement design strategies that reduce energy consumption and minimize damage to the environment. Green architecture reduces the negative impact and improves building performance. It involves use of renewable and recyclable resources to protect the natural environment, and materials that minimize the structure’s environmental footprint. Sustainable buildings manage water efficiently by collecting rainwater, and preserve natural energy such as solar or wind, for reuse. Use of eco-friendly materials also help with purification of the air.
Sustainability starts from the beginning: from using non-polluting construction techniques to using local building materials.
We have designed many gold and platinum award-winning green buildings as we believe that sustainable architecture is a simple style based on common sense architecture. Deep projections, roof insulations, concrete, etc are simple features that can be incorporated to enhance a building. I was also awarded the Hudco Design Award 2015 under the Green Building category.
Construction of sustainable buildings comes with lower operational costs because fewer resources are required. Precast concrete construction is more economical and practical for producing large numbers of building components. Modular construction that involves construction of the components off-site, under controlled plant conditions and then assembled on site, generates less waste, creates fewer site disturbances, and enables completion of projects in half the time compared to traditional building methods.