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Sustainable Architecture

Sustainable Architecture

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The areas where it has been discussed in this report can be present as a checklist
as following

Protect Natural resource.

Avoid being disturb or any harm to the natural resource, respect to the natural
resources and culturally valued places

Minimize site waste.

Concentrate on site wastage and advice all for minimize waste and recycling
resources

Renovate older buildings.

Renovating existing buildings is the most sustainable construction.

Concentration on the Size of building

A home should be just the right size for its occupants and their activities. Use
buildings which can be manageable very easily and construction cost May
reduced and economically cheap

Evaluate site resources.

Before commence constructions carry out a careful site evaluation: solar access,
soils, vegetation, important natural areas, etc.

Minimize environmental impact.

Minimize the impact with forests wildlife habitats, wetlands, sanctuaries, water
resources

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Pay attention to solar orientation.

Reduce energy use by orienting buildings to make optimal use of passive solar
heating, day lighting, and natural cooling.

Get benefit from existing vegetation.

Use the trees around the buildings to avoid excessive sunlight

Design an energy-efficient building.

Use high levels of insulation, high-performance windows, and tight construction.
In Southern climates, choose glazing with low solar heat gain

Design buildings to use renewable energy.

Passive solar heating, day lighting, and natural cooling can be incorporated cost-
effectively into most buildings. Also consider solar water heating, wind power,
geothermal energy and tidal energy.

Avoid chemicals and other pollutants into the groundwater.

Protect water resource and avoid adding any kind of waste to water

Optimize material use.

Minimize waste by designing for standard sizes. Avoid waste from structural
over-design (use optimum value-engineering/advanced framing). .

Conserve water.

Water that has been used for bathing, dish washing, or clothes washing can be
recycled for flushing toilets or irrigation. Rooftop water catchment for outdoor
watering should be considered in many regions.

Install high-efficiency heating and cooling equipment.

Use well-designed high-efficiency air conditioners (and distribution systems) not
only save the building occupants money, but also produce less pollution during
operation.

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Install high-efficiency appliances.

Use energy efficiency appliances (lamps such as Fluorescent bulbs). High
efficiency appliances offer both economic and environmental advantages over
their conventional counterparts.

Install water-efficient equipment.

Water-conserving toilets, showerheads, and faucet aerators not only reduce
water use, they also reduce demand on septic systems or sewage treatment
plants. Reducing hot water use also saves energy.

Use durable products and materials.

Manufacturing is very energy-intensive; a product that lasts longer or requires
less maintenance usually saves energy. Durable products also contribute less to
our solid waste problems.

Buy locally produced building materials.

Look for locally produced materials which is cheap and sometime it is no need
excessive transport cost

Use building products made from recycled materials.

Building products made from recycled materials reduce solid waste problems,
cut energy consumption in manufacturing, and save on natural resource use.

Reuse building materials when possible.

Reduce landfill pressure and save natural resources by reusing, when demolished
buildings carefully remove reusable elements

As it has been mentioned in the above these factors can be used as a check list
for sustainable architecture and if it is needed a sustained future, people have to
follow these check list in verbatim, Sustainable architecture which describe
environmentally friendly design techniques and systems approach to design and
construction, will be help for a sustained future, in this report it has been

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discussed problems which have taken a place, and related remedies that we can
follow under sustainable architecture
By engaging in Sustainable architecture, we create high performance buildings
that are in harmony with their context and ones that protect, enhance and even
restore the natural environment. We optimize energy efficiency and exploit
opportunities for passive solar and natural lighting. We conserve natural
resources through reducing waste, using regional resources, and using
renewable, used and recycled materials. Such as sustainable Architect can use to
enhance human comfort and reduce or eliminate problems that have taken a
place due to miss conduct of the people expecting narrow economic profits,

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