Green Design:

Green design & building is the practice of increasing the efficiency with which buildings use resources — energy, water, and materials — while reducing building impacts on human health and the environment during the building’s life cycle, through better siting, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and removal.

Design for sustainable living using the principles of green design aims to:

  • maximise natural lighting and ventilation in buildings
  • minimise the need for mechanical heating and cooling appliances by using the principles of passive and low energy design to create thermally comfortable spaces
  • design for energy efficiency
  • use natural, non-toxic and locally available materials as far as possible
  • ‘cradle to cradle’ design philosophy, designing for re-use of resources = reduction of waste
  • incorporate renewable energy technologies
  • incorporate water harvesting/recycling/conserving systems
  • minimise the daily life cycle demands of buildings through creative design solutions
  • consider local climate, geology and plant life in design and siting of buildings
  • design loving living spaces which encourage connection with mother earth and conscious living
Green Design in Practice
Green Design in Practice
Green Design in Practice