Sustainable Architecture: Designing a Green Home

Sustainable Architecture: Designing a Green Home


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Sustainable Architecture: Designing a Green Home

Climate change is on many homeowners’ minds and how the various climate risks such as flooding, fire, and drought may affect your home. Now may be the time to turn to a more sustainable future of homeownership, and sustainable architecture is paving the way to mitigate our impact on the environment. So whether you’re looking to buy a new home that’s more eco-friendly or looking for sustainable upgrades to your existing house, we’ve got you covered. We’ll explain what sustainable architecture is and how you can make a greener future for your own home.

What is sustainable architecture?

Sustainable architecture is an all-encompassing term that describes commercial and residential buildings designed, built, and lived in with an eco-friendly approach in mind. Every step of the home building process takes sustainability into account – from designing and planning to choosing sustainable building materials and renewable energy sources for heating, cooling, plumbing, and blending the home into the natural environment.

History of green architecture

Sustainable architecture has its roots in age-old building techniques. Since the first Earth Day in 1970, green architecture has seen a resurgence. Now that climate change is more apparent and affects homeowners across the globe, there are many reasons for architects and homeowners to embrace more sustainable buildings and houses.

With sustainability, zero-waste, green, and environmentally friendly becoming popular terms, it’s essential to understand what exactly makes a home or commercial building sustainable. 

indoor outdoor living space with open doors for ventilation adds to the sustainability of the home

Characteristics of a sustainable building design

Sustainable architecture considers many different elements with an overarching focus on our impact on the environment. From using natural materials and reducing energy consumption to aiming for net-zero buildings and combating climate change, there are many ways to bring sustainable architecture into your home. Here are some of the more common…