Sustainable construction is the future, as the world combats global warming and climate change. All over the world, governments and people are taking care to change their way of living so that less carbon is emitted and they have a minimum carbon footprint. In Europe, houses, businesses, public buildings take up more that 40% of all the energy that is being used, which is more than transport(28%) and industrial(32%) sectors. This means that 3.5 billion oil barrels are used up by buildings. These statistics may be for Europe but the same can be said for buildings worldwide leading to architects designing green buildings which would emit less greenhouse gases.

Importance of sustainable green home construction and practises

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Green architects and designers are less in number and they have less resources but still are developing green designs in order to prove the viability of green design, for almost next to nothing, unlike bigger firms. Green NGOs try to promote green construction, but also try to benefit their members. In countries like Australia and South Africa, steps have been taken to popularise green home construction by displaying solar homes.

Some green home construction methods which need to be improved upon:

Minimizing resources

Present solar design does not make the most use of natural resources, which does not make these designs responsive to the prevalent local cultures and ecosystems.

Isolation of spaces

Urban planning needs to be improved to have cities and towns behave as oases in the deserts rather than alienation of space which is what makes sustainable green home practices so good.

Single functions of spaces


The designs which do not have more than one function for spaces have reduced opportunity for ecological services and functions or biological landscaping, need to be improved.


Due to the factor of durability or permanence, structures are still being made out of concrete and steel, instead…