Discussion Topic 11: Gone Green
Using this list of online galleries or other sources you are familiar with, research and explain three examples of sustainable technologies and ‘green’ architecture. These could include anything from energy production sources to architectural design and engineering or urban planning models.
What are your reactions to these examples? What is the context surrounding them? For example, how will they be used? What are the costs involved? Will they replace or interact with existing designs? Do you think they are good alternatives to traditional design?
Include images or links for each of your examples.
Sustainable technologies and green architecture allows to preserve most of the natural environment around the project site, while still being able to produce a building that is going to serve a purpose.
The construction and operation will promote a healthy environment for all and it will not disrupt the land, water, resources and energy in and around the building.
Building green architectures may cost a bit more to get started because green materials and products can be more expensive. But after, you will be able to save energy cost and saving energy means saving money.
Green architectures are good alternatives to traditional design, it complements in concerns of economy, utility, durability and comfort.