I think Green Architecture could play great role if it is fully understood from all angles, that is in respect to the use of materials, the environment, perfomance of existing products vs economic perfomance. The battle is about whether an electric car can replace a car running on Oil/Fuel...the question is what do you do with the existing model of constructing a building together..what happens to those various sectors which supply materials which are seen as a hazard to the environment? its taking them out of business...the debate should start at the level of material supply and long term economic perfomance of various building products......when you cut down a tree to build a roof structure an environmentalist cries foul, when you mine steel/aluminium there is a question of waste water deriving from smelters etc...with nuclear power there is a question of waste management...Solar power vs inconsistant Climate change..All in all everything needs to be brought to a manageable level ..in terms of cost to rehabilitate hazard building materials..or where natural resourses are mined and to introduce a cost effective recycleable process..of energy
Thanks for sharing very informative insights on our discussion...we are completely agree to your point of unbalance in material supply or use of traditional and modern modal of construction...we believe the green architecture is the best practice in any era of human being and only sustainability can solve all futuristic problems...so thanks again for your contribution to our topic...keep in touch
Just need to share the Communique of the Commitments made by the 2005 Glenagles gathering of the Group of 8, in respect to Climage change.
Nice to see you are doing some graet work with some pretty simple yett effective concepts!
Is your business still up and running? (One of your feeds suggested that you were currently out of a job) Are you currently based in JHB? Would you be able to do some consulting for us?
Look forward to hearing from you.
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Thanks & Regards,
Hi K Rose
thanks for the follow up, i have logged to this site for a while, my apologies for the delayed response, I have recently had to take a break from my business as i was not making a profit, or rather i was running at a loss to to lack of support and relaxed laws regarding architectural fees.Things are much better now.
by studying environmental design I can say "it's not a new trend to follow.But it's an awesome trend to follow"
you'll feel the joy when you see your designs integrated with the nature... :)