At the outset, the word green paints a picture of freshly growing grass. However, in the realm of sustainability, ‘green’ conveys the impression of giving care to both the environment and people.
The green building concept is steadily gaining ground. A green building is a building which is energy efficient, resource efficient and environmentally responsible. It incorporates design, construction and operational practices that significantly reduce or eliminate its negative impact on the environment and its occupants.
Today, it’s not enough for the buildings we live and work in to be beautiful, big and bold. With climate change a looming threat and the need for renewable energy sources evermore pressing, skyscrapers, office blocks and residential apartments need to be green too. Green design is essentially about finding that balance between high quality construction and low environmental impact. A lighter footprint means a longer lasting planet, which is a win for the builder, client and the environment.
As a generation, we greatly need to catch on the importance of green building; to enable us to meet our needs, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Be part of the transformation towards sustainable buildings. Build green, save the planet