Environmentally Sustainable Design and ecological house designs involves the use of the natural elements of the planet in a manner that leaves it in a better state than when we inherited it. Sustainable house designs considers two main categories of environmentally sustainable design.
The process of Environmentally Sustainable Design
Get to know and understand each other
Establish or receive the Brief
Become conversant with each other's roles
Climate and prevailing weather
The single most important aspect of passive design.
Daytime use/Night time use
Warm side/Cool side
Short term use/long term use
House Plan ratio
Seasonal access and exclusion
Natural energy harnessing, heating and cooling
Harnessing fresh water
Turn waste into usable
Sustainable Design Principles
We will look to incorporate the following design principles into the design:
Designing and constructing buildings to preserve the natural features of the site.
Designing and constructing buildings to include passive solar design.
Increasing the energy efficiency of buildings and retro-fits by using low energy
Technologies for lighting, heating and cooling, appliances and equipment.
Using natural and/or fan-forced ventilation.
Using renewable energy technologies.
Selecting sustainable building materials, such as locally sourced and recycled content.