How Technology Will Ensure a Green Future of Architecture.
Needs of the future
Key figures show that among the main industries, sectors of the industries of construction and automotive industries account for most of our use of fossil fuels, thus alluding to the high carbon emissions. In fact, according to data of 2009, housing in the UK involves 30 percent of the total carbon footprint of industry. With regard to this negative trend, our approach should look like before modern architecture to integrate energy efficiency as the main criterion. And, beyond the novelty of the approach, we collectively and positively influence consumer angles of simplicity, comfort and profitability.
The role of technology
As mentioned earlier, when it comes to the field of contemporary ecological architecture, the space field determines the intelligent use of certain energy-efficient technologies for enhanced user comfort. Moreover, even beyond the scale of structures, such systems are directly effective low carbon natural that our construction industry must follow, for better and sustainable future for future generations of mankind.
a. Building integrated photovoltaics
Building Integrated Photovoltaic or BIPV refers to the flexibility of modern architecture. The practice involves the integration of solar components captured in a structure, when the building is preliminary conceptual phase. In fact, the cost-effectiveness and efficiency of the collective system in general is quite obvious from the commercial value of the industry is expected to grow to $ 8.2 billion in 2015.
b. Micro wind turbines
Wind power can be seen at the head of the pantheon of renewable energy, with its capacity of 193 gigawatts lift. However, in the right order to reach more consumers, some technologies require facilities of micro wind turbines, especially when it comes to off-grid rural areas. Speaking at a micro level, such projects can have an interesting impact in the case of low carbon, vernacular architectural structures.
c. Eco green building materials
The ecological architecture not only requires the application of sustainable energy systems and techniques, but must also cover the important aspect of efficient building materials. In this sense, contemporary architects have successfully adopted many effective but easily available materials, including shipping containers, recycled steel, glass cloth, bamboo, cardboard, plywood, hardwood, and even plexiglass.
d. Parking construction repair materials
Scenario that involves more technology, scientists have identified two possible self-repairing polymer building materials such as adhesives and thermal encapsulation. In fact, the first question mentioned causes the secretion of the adhesive with a catalyst, to fill the structure affected by the cracks. In addition, researchers are also trying to expand practice more self generating resistant building materials in the future.
e. Ecological paints
The complex composition of conventional paints cover more than 10,000 chemicals. However, beyond visual range and sweetness, which can potentially pose a risk to health than an irritation of the eyes, nose, skin and even the throat, causing dizziness and nausea. In these adverse conditions, ecological paints a time when the fair solution to composition with less than 250 chemicals. In fact 98 percent of these components from natural sources such as citrus peel extracts, essential oils, seed oils, tree resins and even beeswax and trees.
f. Sustainable insulation systems
Climate and noise reduction is an important component of any architecture passive technique, which is directly related to usability optimized. In this sense, is of great importance for the sustainable use and low cost of insulation systems that protects you from outside influences. In fact, according to some statistics, effective insulation can reduce up to 30 percent of heating energy costs. And fortunately, some innovative designs are in this area, including polystyrene, wool and even mushrooms based insulation systems.
g. Energy saving systems and water
In modern times, we find a series of ingenious architectural designs that address both energy systems and water saving, such as rainwater collection, LED devices, cooling and natural ventilation mechanisms. In most cases, these systems are designed at regional level, giving greater flexibility and freedom to the design and the user. More importantly, the technologies used in the scenarios of this type tend to be simplistic, making them more accessible and easy to install.
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