What do Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, and Bengaluru have in common? Concrete forests; these refer to skyscrapers and buildings that we see all across these cities. Each year, tons and tons of wastes are produced. Development is a thing of the past; now, it is sustainable development. But, how can we change our lifestyle, keeping in mind sustainability and the environment?
Green architecture is a philosophy of architecture that advocates sustainable energy, reuse and reduce, and safety building materials, amongst others. Principles of green architecture are :
Some characteristics of green architecture are:
Some of the material that can be substituted for constructing buildings are:
We need to amp up the quality of the food we eat, the air we breathe and the water we drink. Planting dwarf trees, advancement in the purification of water and growing chemical-free food are some intelligent methods of achieving sustainability. We must vigorously work towards the protection of our environment, lest we move towards the destruction of humanity. We can save our planet and hope for a better future. Infrastructure is a vital resource, but it’s even more important to switch to a sustainable way.