Energy Efficient and Sustainable Buildings
Research shows that to keep up with the increase in demand on the planet’s resources, we need to be building more energy efficient and sustainable buildings now.
By 2050 it’s expected that the Earth’s population will have grown by a staggering 3 billion people. That means there is going to be a lot of extra people to sustain, house and feed, with the majority of them choosing to live in developed cities (up to seventy percent according to some estimates), so the time to begin constructing sustainable building is now.
Some countries have already begun and in this infographic we can see some inspiring and innovative buildings that are paving the way for a sustainable future.
The increase in demand is a reality that can no longer be out on the back burner. The matter of creating buildings that can meet the demands needs to be addressed without having detrimental effects on other areas. Designing and constructing energy efficient buildings will not only create jobs they will be a necessity if the additional people are to live and work in sustainable ways that help to save the planet.
In this infographic we take a look at some of the sustainable and energy efficient buildings already in existence around the world today. We showcase the innovation that makes these buildings sustainable and energy efficient. You’ll see how some harness the power of the wind and sun, while others have unique water harvesting and sewage processing systems.