Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Sustainable Architecture

On Wednesday 3rd June 2009 Kris Wilson, an Architect from Design house ( came in and made a presentation about sustainable architecture. He pointed out that sustainable doesn't just mean eco friendly. He said that a sustainable house must be able to live and interact with the environment and keeping it healthy and happy at the same time. Kris mentioned that you don't have to be an architect to contribute to sustainable architecture. You could be a builder, a plumber, etc. There are three key aspects to Sustainable architecture.
energy Efficiency
High level of insulation
passive solar power
effiecent heating
eco friendly light bulbs
thermal mass (concrete absorbing and releasing heat)
Waste Management
Weather resistant cladding
Recycling while building
Grey water systems ( re usable water)
low flow/ low pressure water taps and shower heads
Building Materials
Non Toxic
Locally made

1 comment:

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