Climate change, pollution, and over-populated cities have become major issues all across the globe. From the food we eat, to the clothes we wear, to the cars we drive, and the buildings we live in—sustainability is the new watch word.
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Sustainable architecture is all about finding better ways to construct buildings so their environmental impact is as small as possible. It's about innovation, creativity, technology, and a total commitment to sustainability.
But there are others good reasons to go green. Buildings that happily co-exist with nature are often cheaper to run—a major bonus for clients who want to save costs over the long-term, while staying true to their eco values.
If you're interested in architecture, and passionate about the environment, it makes good sense to consider a sustainable architecture diploma.
But because programs of this kind are fairly new, a lot of students have questions about what's included in training, exactly what skills they'll graduate with—and where they'll be qualified to work after college.
How is sustainable architecture training different from traditional architectural technician programs? What "extra" or different coursework is involved?
Over the last several years, a growing interest in sustainable building design and construction has dramatically increased the number of "green" materials available to consumers.
Architectural designers now have a generous array of options to offer their eco-concerned clients, including environmentally responsible flooring.
From carpeting to cork, sustainable floors come in a wide range of materials, colours, and price points. Each option has its own 'story' in terms of environmental impact, origin, durability, and recommended use.