Architecture And Energy Efficient Design
Here at EcoBuilt, our most constant dream is accessible sustainability. It is deeply ingrained within our principles that have an impact on all that we do in use of design as well as the assistance we provide others for solving problems. It defines every project’s attributes and drives our process.
Energy: We are fully committed to designing buildings and homes that requires 50% less energy than what the code requirements are. We also assist clients with reaching higher aggressive performance standard levels, like Passive House, and zero energy, which is the firm’s expertise and namesake.
Air Quality Is Targeted By Energy Performance. Maintaining good indoor air quality is critical to the health of occupants. We choose materials where pollutants are minimized and ventilation systems are designed to ensure that fresh outdoor air is in constant supply.
Water: The use of water in rooms such as kitchens and bathrooms, combine functionality and beauty into a design that allows for water efficiency. There are available options for water reuse, capture and conservation.
Durability and Maintenance: A majority of building failures (whether they be rot, mold growth or peeling paint) are the result of moisture infiltrating into a building. The building envelope assembly is designed by our experts for optimal management of moisture flow, water, air and heat, to help ensure long-term durability and minimal maintenance at the same time.
Inefficient home energy utilization is expensive and also contributes to greenhouse gas (GHG) emission growth, which is climate change’s major cause. Commercial and residential buildings utilize ten percent of energy in the U.S. Operations-related and construction energy use makes up nearly half of all greenhouse gas emissions.
Integrated site design is a comprehensive approach for sustainable site design and building. Not only can sustainable practices for landscape architecture improve the environment, but they can increase energy efficiency as well. Sustainable residential landscape architecture, when part of an integrated and broader site design, can reduce energy costs dramatically over the long run and also create a healthy residential environment.
What integrated site design does is provide a framework for increasing the built environment’s quality, and involves maximizing the use of existing natural systems so that energy usage can be minimized. These kinds of designs leverage the numerous benefits that natural systems have, which cuts down use of external energy significantly. Decreased use of energy also translates into houses being more resilient to changes in climate change and availability of energy.
Homeowners can utilize sustainable landscape architecture practices for reducing energy use. For example, residential green roofing systems, which frequently are key features present in integrated site design projects, may reduce home cooling and heating costs significantly. Practices of sustainable landscape architecture provide energy efficiency benefits, including age-old practices such as tree siting for providing shade, may be leveraged even further through using solar power and other clean energy technologies. In addition, practices o sustainable residential landscape architecture help with reducing GHG emission growth rate. These kinds of sustainable residential solutions, when scaled up, may mitigate transportation-related and residential building emissions.
Local and state governments are working currently with design professionals in order to incorporate practices of sustainable residential landscape architecture in houses throughout rural, suburban and urban areas.