Climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic, the resurgence of forest fires, biodiversity loss, and pollution constantly impact our lives.
As we become increasingly aware of the importance of environmental issues, we seek alternatives to be more sustainable and reduce our impact on the planet. But there is one area of our lives in which sustainability is now more crucial than ever: our homes.
The construction industry relies heavily on natural resources such as stone, wood, and metal. For this reason, architects and designers are now integrating sustainable practices into all aspects of the construction process.
Fortunately, architects and developers are more aware of the severe impact that construction has on the planet, so we are choosing to produce more sustainable projects that focus on creating buildings designed to limit the impact of humanity on the environment.
From residential structures to corporate facilities, sustainable architecture is discovering new design processes to preserve our ecosystem and reduce our carbon footprint.
But what characteristics make a building sustainable?
- Renewable energy sources, that include solar panels and natural heating, cooling, and ventilation systems.
- The use of water conservation systems, such as rainwater collection and recycling gray water.
- Integration into the surrounding landscape.
- The use of renewable materials, such as bamboo, hemp, cork, and flax.
- Replacement of conventional materials with sustainable alternatives.
- The use of recycled materials.
- Incorporation of plants and nature through living walls, tree-covered residential towers, and green roofs to create healthy environments for humans.
At Grupo Arquitectura, we focus on sustainability, going above and beyond. We aim to design eco-friendly yet functional projects that leverage cut-through technologies that reduce the impact on the environment.