Sustainable/ Green Buildings are the future of the construction industry, they are smart, energy and resource efficient, save the environment and even lead to money savings. Buildings are termed sustainable not only by putting solar panels, but by creating an intergated sustainable strategy with a set intent and clear goals that reflect in every tiny detail and thus contribute to the overall big picture of a high performing building. It is these tiny strategies that one needs to be aware of and stay constantly updated about, in order to understand the market trends, the consumer needs, and even for the sake of innovation in building design. This research guide is a starting point for anyone who wants to learn about sustainable buildings, their philosophies , basic design intents which can form the entire building's guiding philosophy and the exact strategies that can be applied to a project in a particular context. Hopefully these links, and articles inspire students and future professionals to create a better, smarter and higher performing urban environment.
Regulatory Pathways to Net Zero Water Traditional Model versus Living Building Challenge in the context of design pathways to Net-Zero Water, with codes, barriers and recommendations for innovative water projects
Natural Ventilation in Passive Design A detailed guide including topics like water features and vegetation, building form and envelope, internal room planning, principles of thermal comfort, climate applicability, and use of thermal mass