Sustainable Architecture

Structure design that is specifically environmentally conscious, taking into account construction methods and materials that are locally available as well as the building's efficient use of resources, including systems of heating, cooling, power, water, and waste. Provides affordable, adequate shelter with minimal negative effect on the local and global environment; may be replicated and locally maintained.

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sustainable architecture
green design
sustainable design
green architecture
environmentally friendly architecture
duurzame architectuur Dutch
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Structure design that is specifically environmentally conscious, taking into account construction methods and materials that are locally available as well as the building's efficient use of resources, including systems of heating, cooling, power, water, and waste. Provides affordable, adequate shelter with minimal negative effect on the local and global environment; may be replicated and locally maintained.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300266044. The J. Paul Getty Trust.