What is “Green Approach”?
It is difficult to define Green building Architecture. Although we could define what the green approach could be like. It takes into consideration the impact of design of buildings on the environment. Constructing a building requires resources. For example, materials for construction, fuel, users engagement in design etc. All of these factors are considered in Green building architecture. They form the backbone of this type of approach.
Designing green buildings has become a motto to many design companies and individual designers. It is important to pay attention to the conflicting issues that arise out of design. Every design decision needs to be thought with depth since it has environmental implications which could be harmful to us.
Measures for green buildings can be divided into four areas:
- Reduction in energy consumption
- Environmental damage prevention by reducing external pollution
- Reduction in embodied energy and prevent resource depletion
- Indoor air quality (and hence maintain good health)
One of the excellent examples of Green Architecture is “Aliens Space Station”.