The Green Movement & Green Building Design

  • On September 5, 2016


In today’s world, everyone constantly talks about going green. Whether you admit or not, at some moment we will all have to follow the green movement.

According to Kukreja (2016), one of the trends that is becoming very popular recently is that of designing a green building. Some people may think of a green, or sustainable building as just a building that doesn’t really have as bad of an impact on the environment as another ‘average’ building. Other people may find it to be the type of building, and the actual surroundings of the building. But the  ideal green building would be a building project that would allow you to preserve most of the natural environment around the project site, while still being able to produce a building that is going to serve a purpose.The construction and operation will promote a healthy environment for all involved, and it will not disrupt the land, water, resources and energy in and around the building. This is the actual definition of a green building.

Green buildings are designed in such a way to reduce overall impact on environment and human health by:

  1. Reducing trash, pollution and degradation of environment.
  2. Efficiently using energy, water and other resources.
  3. Protecting occupant health and improving productivity.

The school of Art, Design and Media at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore is one of the institutions following this green trend. Their magnificent building features a 5- story facility with its roof laid with organic,vegetated form that blends landscape and structure. Nature and high tech in one. The roof serves as gathering space for people, insulates the building, cools the surrounding air and harvests rainwater for landscaping irrigation.

Here at CO2 Cards, we believe that green architecture is the future, but for now if you can’t renovate your building to be green, we can offer a much cheaper alternative. With CO2 Cards, you can neutralize your  buildings carbon emissions footprint and make it carbon neutral. It all starts with our Free Assessment. Start your green activities now!



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