Green architecture is moderation and efficiency in energy and resource use, building space and materials, and impacts on natural ecosystems.
Our society is moving toward green and eco-friendly living in a number of different ways. There are a number of techniques you can use to inspire thoughts of green living, and one such opportunity is to create art that exemplifies the concepts of environmentalism.
Obviously the best way to do this is to create art that utilizes green and eco-friendly practices, so consider the following ways that you can take green practices to the next level by turning them into works of art.
I remember the first book I read on green roofs, several years ago — it made them look so awesome and dreamy and predicted a huge growth, images of whole cities covered in green… but it was actually already decades old and not much had changed on the rooftops of the U.S. or the world.
However, these days, it seems the growth is finally arriving. In 2010, despite a very weak economy, the U.S. green roof market grew 30%. Approximately 8-9 million square feet of green roofs were reportedly added last year, largely in large cities like Chicago, New York, and Washington, D.C. that have implemented good green roofing policies.
A team of geoscientists working on a separate geological project in South Australia accidentally stumbled upon the oldest evidence of animal life yet found. Previously, the oldest fossil evidence of non-unicellular, “hard bodied” life forms dates to about 550 million years ago. This new discovery pushes back the clock on animal life by 80 to 90 million years.
Guest author Jack Lundee of Everything Left provides us with this thoughtful and thought-provoking article on green spaces, green architecture and green infrastructure. The addition and/or substitution of green spaces have been quite controversial topics as of late. Senior resident of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Ed T. McMahon states: “Green space adds value to property.”