What makes a building 'Green'? Discuss the role of the architect in the development of sustainable and environmentally appropriate buildings and living space for the future. Architecture that rises naturally from the land and uses materials to create a harmonious relationship with the surroundings satisfies a deeper level of human sensibility and has the potential to lead to greater level of human comfort, environmental awareness, and social interaction.
Building activities have undergone tremendous changes in
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contaminants from paved surfaces and rooftops to our natural waterways. Urban heat island effect is another growing problem, with cities estimated to be several degrees warmer than natural, becoming incubators for smog and increasing energy demands.
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