In nature's cradle

Published: Saturday 04 July 2015


Buildings account for one-third of greenhouse gas emissions and hence have a huge potential to combat climate change, said the United Nations Environment Programme in its latest report.

The report suggests there is an urgent need to shift to green buildings--with photovoltaic panels, ultra low-flow water systems and other energy efficient devices. But does this not involve a good amount of expenditure?

What if someone tells you that one large-canopied tree can provide cooling equal to a four-tonne air conditioner. And a high vertical window can give you the maximum benefit of the day light! Bill Mollison, the founder of the Permaculture Movement, had once said "Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple." guides you through such simple steps of constructing a cost-effective yet efficient green building.

The website is run by specialists in green systems and sustainable technologies who offer brokerage service in the US state of California. They use technologies that mimic nature, opt for materials that don't deplete resources or are sourced in a sustainable way.

Want to get a feel of it? Numerous pictures of new and restored houses on the website can take you on a journey. The website has a list of study materials that helps understand the know-how of these green measures. It also leads you to other related websites.

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