Understanding Sustainable Architecture
Sustainable Architecture is a term used to refer to design techniques that prioritize the environment preservation.
It is also part of a larger discussion about striking a balance between political, social and economic pressures in the world.
The architecture work is aimed at minimizing the negative environmental impacts of buildings, improving their efficiency, and moderating the use of materials, energy and space occupation.
The purpose of sustainability or green design is to ensure that our actions and decisions today do not harm future generations.
Urbam Planing At Trancoso Bahia Brazil
What techniques are used?
Energy efficiency is the most important goal of a building's entire life cycle, as it can reach 30% of the total cost of operation of a commercial building, according to a Yale University survey.
Several design techniques can be used to reduce a building's energy requirements while increasing its own power generation capacity.
Sustainable Systems ate the project for the Trijunção Reserve
Local climate analysis, relief and sunshine can define the strategies that will be applied in the project. Among the main ones are: the use of natural ventilation, natural lighting and sunshine, shading, evaporative cooling and humidification, use of thermal mass and solar heating.
The use of passive systems is the most effective way of harnessing natural resources.
Also, if necessary, air conditioning and artificial heating can also be used.
During the project it is also possible to minimize the environmental impacts of the construction through material choices with reduced life cycle. Produced in the region with certified origin, made from recycled material or recyclable.
Planning is necessary! The redo is expensive!
A good architectural design takes into account user culture and customs, site climate and building function. Planning gives results that make the customer happy for both the low maintenance costs and the physical and psychological benefits of well-designed spaces.
The effectiveness of planning is also present in the execution process, because, with good organization and administration, it is possible to have a clean work and without waste.