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Sustainable Architecture

A general term that describes environmentally-conscious design techniques in the field of architecture. Sustainable architecture is framed by the larger discussion of sustainability and the pressing economic and political issues of our world. In the broad context, sustainable architecture seeks to minimize the negative environmental impact of buildings by enhancing efficiency and moderation in the use of materials, energy, and development space. Most simply, the idea of sustainability, or ecological design, is to ensure that our actions and decisions today do not inhibit the opportunities of future generations.

This term can be used to describe an energy and ecologically conscious approach to the design of the built environment.

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  • Urban Sequoia is a blueprint for sustainable architecture
    This past fall, COP26 opened the door for discussions about many environmental issues. However, few presentations addressed one elephant in the room — the fact that the construction industry contributes up to 40% of ongoing carbon release....
  • Sustainable and affordable urban block coming to Amsterdam
    Located in Amsterdam, Robin Wood will be the most sustainable yet affordable wooden urban block in the Netherlands. The block features mixed-use property, including residential and commercial units available. It will feature 165 dividable homes that will...
  • Ken Soble Tower sets an example for high-rise sustainability
    Vacant and in disrepair, the Ken Soble Tower in the city of Hamilton in Ontario, Canada was a candidate for a sale or demolition. But, ERA Architects, known for retrofit architectural designs and integration of low-carbon systems, redesigned the building...
  • This sustainable home has a roof that bends like a leaf
    Architecture is more than creating a sound building. It’s a craft that couples personal style and visual appeal with goals for the space. In the case of the Garden House, a project located in Playa Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, it’s a family...
  • 555 Greenwich office building aims for LEED Platinum in NYC
    Often, high-rise buildings and sustainable building practices are on opposite ends of the environmentally friendly spectrum. But a recent groundbreaking at 555 Greenwich in the Hudson Square neighborhood of New York City sets out to change all that. In...
  • This vineyard suite is tucked into a Tuscan UNESCO world heritage site
    Recently unveiled in the Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco in Val d’Orcia, Italy, part of a UNESCO world heritage site, the first unit of a luxury vineyard suite project was recently unveiled to the public...
  • ACPV designs Building D, an office focused on employee health
    A previously industrial area in the southern part of Milan has a long-term plan for renewed development. Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel (ACPV) is putting the finishing touches on a building in the area that not only honors sustainable practices but aims...

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