Going green at your office can seem difficult: being environmental-friendly conjures up images of taking steps such as switching to renewable energy and figuring out how to clean the oceans.
The achievements of man are meaningless. In the end, nothing remains. One must return to the womb of nature. Could the exponents of built design imagine a space which includes nature without trimming her natural design?
Bios means life, and mimesis is to imitate. Coined by an American academic and inventor, Otto Schmitt. Bio mimicry in architecture and design is popularized by the famous biologist Janine M. Benyus.
Building and construction have a great effect on the environment. In the United States, buildings alone account for 40-49% energy consumption, 25% of water consumption, 70% of total energy consumption.
With the advancement in technology and software, it is possible now to evaluate the energy performance of a building at early stage of building designing process.
Green building, green architecture or sustainable architecture is a design and construction practice that is sensitive towards the environment. Green building is now a popular design alternative.