Architectural and building principles
From the pyramids in Egypt to the new World Trade Center tower in New York, great architecture uses the same essential building blocks as your body and all living things. Moreover, the principles of geometry are not confined to great temples and monuments. Geometry shapes all buildings, no matter how humble. Believers say that when we recognize geometric principles and build upon them, we create dwellings that provide comfort and inspire.
Eco Homes should meet certain main building criteria:
- Are responsive to climatic conditions
- Maximise Energy efficiency
- Minimise environmental impact
- Use non-toxic natural building materials
Environmentally sustainable designed homes employ various systems to achieve environmental harmony including
- Passive Solar Design
- Passive Ventilation Systems
- Rain water harvesting
- Water recycling
- Waste Management
The benefits of ESD are homes that are more comfortable, cooler in summer, warmer in winter, save on energy bills, touch the earth lightly and contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gases and global warming.