What is sustainable architecture?

Sustainable architecture is the idea of using materials and techniques of the environment in the field of architecture. This green building and living technical is intended to create as little waste as possible, using clean and renewable energies and the construction materials which is not harmful to human beings live or the environment.

Energy use
Perhaps the most important component of sustainable architecture is how energy is used to provide the energy for the structure under construction. Excellent insulation is important in a structure that is constructed with energy in mind. Such passive solar energy collected from strategically placed windows is also an important element in the use of sustainable energy sources and energy savings. Awnings, nuances, and the components are considered green they use no electricity but can serve as a passive construction of cooling devices.

Renewable energy
Solar panels are used to capture renewable energy for use in a conscious domestic environment or construction. Passive and active solar hot water heater is another component of the creation of sustainable and renewable energy.

While small wind turbines can also be used as a way to take advantage of wind power to create energy, they are not useful until winds reach at least eight-miles-per hour.

Air heat pumps act much like an air conditioner, but in the opposite direction. These pumps can absorb heat from the cold outside air and deliver within the home or buildings. Geothermal heat pumps can also use heat from deep in the ground to heat a building or at home.

Construction materials
Sustainable construction materials may include: rock, straw, bamboo, (a type of volcanic rock) trass, linoleum, wood harvested sustainably, wool of sheep, concrete, clay, sisal, Cork, coconut and vermiculite. Recycled materials are also an important element of sustainable architecture and can include: denim, glass and wood recovered or re-used. Reused doors, Windows and other architectural components recycled are also part of sustainable architecture.

By using building materials that create as little environmental danger that possible is an important ecological, these materials include cellulose insulation, paints based organic or milk and treatment of wood with boric acid to prevent damage from insects.

Waste management
It is often also focusing on the management of waste on site in terms of solid waste, construction and the construction of waste and by-products of the industry on the spot. Composting in the kitchen waste composting and recycling toilet off-site, are all taken into account when considering the ecological construction and sustainable architecture.

Sustainable architecture is a field of many facets of living green which continues to grow as more people become conscious of the environment.

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