Green architecture refers to an eco-friendly method of green building design. It is the design and construction of a building with the environment being the focus. Green architects typically work with key concepts to create an energy-efficient and environmentally friendly building. The nature’s eco system is usually the inspiration and the building model behind these designs.
Architecture of green buildings can be created around the earth’s functions and systems to copy a natural “green” environment, implementing the same while making a new building or adapting to an existing building that protects the environment with the materials used, the space occupied and the energy consumed including solar technology. The architect should be able to advise their clients on idea of making their buildings energy efficient. Architects working on green building projects must be able to turn client ideas into reality using both aesthetic sense and the latest environmental technologies and methods. This may include solar panels for power, use of thermal materials, and the construction of thermal buildings, greener materials such as stone and wood or even the use of recycled waste material such as tire rubbers, glass or recycled plastics.
Sustainable design and green materials are here to stay. The future of green design is very bright, and they will very soon become the mainstream, not because of the advancement in technology but because of the necessity to adapt to natural materials and power sources. Interior designers and architects should take the initiative to promote a sustainable life that is both environment friendly as well as being user friendly.
Green architecture is a fine example of the possibility of people living in harmony with the environment. There are huge opportunities to design beautiful, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly homes and offices that demonstrate the human ability to adapt and to live peacefully in the natural ecology of the mother earth.