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4 Important Tips in Green Architecture

1. Green buildings and homes are expensive.
It has been proven that green-building designs do not necessarily mean higher costs. However, the big challenge in green architecture is thinking long-term. Consider increased durability, energy savings, enhanced worker productivity and several other factors – all these help justify the cost of materials that you will need in making a green home.
2. Building a green home is the architect’s responsibility.
The commitment to make a green home is the owner’s decision. It needs collaboration among participants – architect, green builder and the like. The whole team should be educated in order for them to reach their goals, target costs and the expected benefits of making a green home.
3. Sustainable designs look different from traditional architecture.
The look of green aesthetic does not differ from traditional architecture. In fact, the first few buildings to receive the LEED Pilot Program Certification do not have a common “sustainable look”.
4. Published references on green architecture is limited.
To date, there has been a variety of available information on green architecture. This information does not only come from the academe or construction industry but from the different corners of the intelligent thought.
5. Environment-friendly buildings do not always work.
Green buildings and homes can give occupants a huge feeling of satisfaction. This becomes very efficient to operate while offering a healthy work environment. Contrary to what most people believe in, green architecture is not only about saving the environment. More than that, it is also about making a reliable, energy-efficient and stable building which is at the same time very economical.…