What is Green Architecture? Green architecture is a concept in architecture motivated by the need to minimise the negative impact of buildings, such as destruction of sceneries and pollution. This is usually done through efficiency and moderation in the use of materials, energy and development space. A building will have to embrace some or all of the following aspects for it to be classified as green:
• It will have deployed the use of energy-efficient technology for heating and lighting through use of solar power, biomass, hydro power and appropriate insulation.
• It will have incorporated optimal natural lighting and reduced need for artificial lighting through use of large openings.
• It will have ventilation systems that are designed for efficient heating and cooling and appliances.
• It will provide for harvesting rain water and have optimal sizing of pipework to avoid wastage as well as water-saving plumbing fixtures.
• It will also have landscapes and green environment, one that is planned to maximise passive solar energy. […]