15 Oct '15, 4pm

designing for bioclimatic conditions #benddesign

designing for bioclimatic conditions #benddesign

This article appears in the just-released July/August issue of USGBC+, the new membership magazine of USGBC. Read the full article and browse the entire issue at plus.usgbc.org . Architects around the world look to the past to introduce bioclimate strategies in designing greener buildings. Some of the best new green buildings are those that challenge our ideas of conventional architecture—but don’t challenge the environment. Building designs that embrace and respond to the local environment, called bioclimatic architecture, as opposed to trying to thwart nature with mechanical systems, are seeing a 21st-century revival. Much of the world’s architecture, prior to the 20th century, responded to the regional climate and could be considered bioclimatic. “if you look at older buildings, you see that people were very good at adapting to climate to get the maximum performance, bu...

Full article: http://www.usgbc.org/articles/bioclimatic-design

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