Transforming green buildings into smart ones
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “Green building is the practice of creating structures and using processes that are environmentally and resource-efficient throughout a building’s lifecycle from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation and deconstruction.”
Sustainable building design has always been an inherent part of architecture. Throughout history, people incorporated passive design principles to build habitable places in harmony with local conditions. While many buildings now house these sustainable architectural features, many do not and are considered to be a form of postmodern in comparison to their sustainable counterparts.