Posted by Donald on October 23, 2003 at 09:46:17:
In Reply to: sustainability in architecture posted by seema on October 20, 2003 at 08:13:50:
Sustainable Design is rapidly becoming prevalent throughout the world because the world has become a smaller place to live and getting shorter on our precious resources based on a previous vast waste of the use of these resouces. Successful energy conservation programs which began several decades ago, has evolved into private and public buildings now incorporating a wide array of environmental design issues into their projects.
As an example, The Olympic Movement has for years, promoted the use of environmentally sensitive buildings for their sport venues, housing and private / public spaces. "Green Design" has been around for years and becoming more prevalent with the use of design and construction methods and materials that are resource efficient and that will not compromise the health of the environment or the associated health and well-being of the building's occupants, builders, the general public, or future generations.
Sustainable design and construction decisions in buildings today throughout the world are now taking into account the relationship between the health of our built environments, the health of our natural environment, and our own health...and not simply the health safety and welfare of the public/private user.
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