What is Green Building ?

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Each Friday, Spotlight on green building and reviews. But on this first Friday lets talk green building 

Green building refers to the structure and the application of processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life-cycle, from conception through completion to demolition.

This requires close cooperation of the contractor, the architects, the engineers, and the client at all project stages. 

Most countries have a set of rating systems for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of green buildings or rather an authoritative body that governs and checks compliance of local buildings.

The common objective of green buildings is to reduce the overall impact of the built environment on human health and the natural environment by:

      • Efficiently using energy, water, and other resources
      • Protecting occupant health and improving employee productivity 
      • Reducing waste, pollution and environmental degradation  

Examples of green technology subject areas:

Perhaps the most urgent issue for green technology, this includes the development of alternative fuels, new means of generating energy and energy efficiency.

Green building
Green building encompasses everything from the choice of building materials to where a building is located.

Environmentally preferred purchasing
 Innovation involves the search for products whose contents and methods of production have the smallest possible impact on the environment and mandates that these be the preferred products for government purchasing.

Green chemistry
The invention, design application of chemical products and processes to reduce or to eliminate the use and generation of hazardous substances.

Green nanotechnology
Nanotechnology involves the manipulation of materials at the scale of the nanometer, one billionth of a meter. Some scientists believe that mastery of this subject is forthcoming that will transform the way that everything in the world is manufactured. “Green nanotechnology” is the application of green chemistry and green engineering principles to this field.

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Tree – Glass House

You are probably reading this post from a capital city or minor cities across the globe, I can guess what you hate Traffic jams! Right ? We all want peace and comfortable life away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

A Kazakhstani architect  came up with a contemporary house design that has a mature fir tree enclosed at the centre of this conceptual tubular glass house

It was first designed in 2013 and before ground breaking the investors of the project pulled out. It features a completely glazed and cylindrical structure to give 360-degree-views of a forest setting.

A few years later a glass and solar panel manufacturer got interested,   according to Almassov, so construction could be imminent.

By the way, have you read about Our SMART FLOWER SOLAR PANELS?

The glazed walls and ceiling will reveal four narrow ring-shaped floors, as well as a spiralling white staircase that wraps around the trunk of the tree.


Glazed balustrades with wooden railings will surround the atrium

An entire glass shower cubicle mirrors the tubular form of the building, while other parts of the conceptual residence are seen dressed with freestanding furniture that follows the curving walls.


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SmartFlower Solar Panels !

The Smart Flower’s name comes from its design – the solar cells are arranged on individual “petals” that open at the beginning of each day. After the sun goes down, the Smart Flower’s petals fold up and a self-cleaning process kicks in.

In addition to solar cells, the Smartflower system contains a dual-axis tracker that makes it possible for its “petals” to follow the sun across the sky throughout the day. Thanks to this tracking capability, the Smartflower can produce significantly more electricity than a similarly-sized rooftop solar panel system – up to 51 percent more, according to Smartflower’s website. The 12-petal, 194 square-foot structure comes with 2.5 kilowatts (kW) of electricity production, which is equivalent to a 4 kW fixed rooftop array.

There are two versions of the Smartflower available in the U.S., both of which are manufactured in Austria: the Smartflower and the Smartflower-Plus. The Smartflower-Plus offers energy storage capabilities via an integrated battery in addition to the standard solar electricity generation that the Smartflower offers.

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