The world cannot afford to create new lodgings for its citizens
Airflow is the key to a sustainable home. It transports heat where it needs to go, reduces dampness and other issues that can take heat away from homes, and produces a healthier atmosphere. There are two ways to achieve that. The conventional method is through HVAC systems. While HVAC systems have previously been a poor choice when it comes to the environment, a lot has changed, and now there are environmentally responsible choices like
Energy fuels heat and it powers light. Together they are two of the biggest consumers of energy overall, and finding ways to maximize natural light within the home is a key priority of developers. Inspiration has been given by some of the biggest players; the New Atlas highlights Microsoft’s new campus, which has effectively reduced their energy intake and
The most pressing of the sustainability challenges is, in the USA at least, that of water scarcity. Reservoirs and rivers are already running dryer throughout the country, and there’s a real threat of water scarcity in the future. This is not a problem that’s new in the wider world, of course. The Architectural Digest notes that the Dutch have been tackling the issue for decades, and can provide inspiration. Their analysis highlights the floating cities in Amsterdam
Sustainability has to be the future in American residential projects, and the bones of a proper plan are already there. Businesses and families across the country and indeed the world have accepted this challenge and are bringing their own ideas to the table, and showing that it can be achieved.