On the 3rd June 2009 Kris Wilson came to our class to talk to us about Sustainable Architecture. He explained that everything requires energy and waste to make eg.
Wood+ energy= chopped tree+ Energy= log+ Energy for transport= house frame.
He named some key factors for designing buildings ( Energy Efficiency, Building Materials, Waste Management) and told us people are always coming up with new ideas for sustainable products some obvious and some out of the ordinary here are some: Solar Modelling (using windows for light and heat), Transportable homes (save energy of building new house), Roof overhang (to monitor heat levels).
Product choice local=less transport=better economy Vs Forein=lots transport=more waste. Renewable energy and recycle while building too.