Sustainable Architecture: Efficient Livable Housing

Sustainable Theory Introduction

Sustainable design requires a fundamental change in mind-set and a change in values toward less consumption and environmental stewardship.

Concepts of Sustainability

The first concept of sustainability is to exemplify principles of conservation, that is, to survive.

The second concept of sustainability is bioregionalism, or the concept that all life is on a community basis-that future technology must function within bioregional patterns and scales.


House by Charles Moore, Orinda, California
A Small One Room House


Siting

Renewable Energy and Conservation of Resources

On Site Disposal

Recycled Materials


Earth Sheltered Passive Solar House
Integrated with the Landscape

 


Habitat Design and Planning Conceptual Checklist

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