Green Architecture Vs Traditional Architecture

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It is common knowledge that shelter has been necessity that has constantly been in use. With new discoveries in the fields of science and technology, traditional architecture can be improved so that it benefits not just the residence, but the environment as well. The main concept of architecture is that it is the study of the art and design of structures. As the study of architecture progressed, the practice was redesigned towards accommodating the needs and wants of people. The new discoveries in the fields of science and technology, has allowed architecture to advance to the point of where not just the inhabitants of a structure benefit, but the environment as well . Similar to traditional architecture, sustainable and green architecture …show more content…
"Green building is a key component to building healthy, vibrant, and economically strong communities. Leading communities throughout the world recognize that people want to live in places with a strong sense of community, attractive and comfortable homes. . .and plentiful green spaces. . ." (Espejo). This means that similar people of a mindset towards the preservation of the environment will form a community of green homes to preserve the environment. Reducing greenhouse gases, is another way green architecture may benefit the environment. According to ". . .an IPCC report, buildings represent the greatest opportunity for considerable reductions in CO2 emissions. . .[and]. . .limiting CO2 emissions would also improve indoor and outdoor air quality, improve social welfare, and enhance energy security" (Espejo). This shows how redesigning traditional architecture, to meet the specifications of green and sustainable architecture, is a great opportunity to reduce greenhouse gases. This can be accomplished ". . .by reducing the amount of energy used. . .and. . .by substituting. . .carbon-based energy with alternatives that do not involve the production of greenhouse gases and other harmful air emissions" (Espejo). Because green and sustainable architecture uses innovative designs in order to reduce waste, …show more content…
In traditional architecture, utility bills are high, but because "low-income tenants are. . .the kind of residents whom green architecture [should] be serving" (Strang). This means that because green architecture can save so much money through the reduction of energy, and water, it is very attractive to most people. Most people are more interested in sustainable and green architecture because, unlike traditional architecture, sustainable and green architecture has hardly any negative impact in the environment. In one instance ". . .[a man] wanted to build [a] new house largely using [an] old metal shipping containers, 40 feet long and 9 feet high, that he 'd been storing on the site. It hardly seemed a recipe for architectural success" (Stang). This means that, although, using unconventional materials did not seem to be the best to choice of material to use to design a house, he used it regardless, in order to save a resource and preserve the environment. His unconventional method showed the amount of desire people want green buildings. Green and sustainable architecture has proven to be more attractive to people than traditional because of its benefits of its design, price, and service to the

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