Sunday, March 31, 2019

Advantages of Rainwater Harvesting
When rainwater is collected and stored into natural reservoirs or tanks in order to use the same for drinking, gardening or irrigation, then the technique is called 'rainwater harvesting'. One method is rooftop harvesting where rainwater is stored using tiles, plastics or metal sheets on the top roof of the building. This rainwater can provide households with drinking water and year-round storage. Rainwater harvesting is, therefore, the accumulation and storage of rainwater for reuse on-site, rather than allowing it to run off. Here are few advantages of Rainwater Harvesting:

Rainwater harvesting reduces the dependency on ground water, hence potable water is available even adverse situations like during droughts, floods, etc..

Rainwater harvesting can be particularly beneficial in those areas where the groundwater is contaminated with chemicals like pesticides, fluoride, or cancer causing compounds etc.
Rainwater harvesting techniques are easy to implement, easy to construct and maintain, and the also less investment is required.

Areas where the groundwater levels have gone down, rainwater harvesting can be an effective solution. With rainwater harvesting, one can quickly and easily reduce water consumption and become more efficient. By harvesting rainwater, you can cover up to 50% of a family’s typical household water usage – this translates into savings on bills whilst helping the environment.
Rainwater harvesting also reduces soil erosion conserves groundwater.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

The 'Green' Responsibility of Architects

Green architecture is not just a technology but full of scope for creativity. An architect, however, with the help of modern technology can not only preserve the environment but better it. All of us must understand that that to preserve the environment, we need to change our perception of what our homes and industrial buildings should look like. We must, therefore, understand how to implement nature into our buildings rather than just creating a concrete structure. Architects should create buildings that are energy efficient, more green and adaptable to surroundings. The objective should be to make ecosystems healthier and lessen the pollution impact on the earth.

All across the globe, there is a growing demand for green architecture or buildings that combines the elements of design and esthetics with sustainability and ecology. Architects must create environmentally aware designs and use energy efficient techniques in architecture. Tall buildings or residential building now have plants not only outside but continue throughout the building itself.

Green architecture is full of prospects. Architects, today (and in future) can minimize the negative environmental impact of their structures by combining their artistic vision with the modern technology and not only save the environment but improve it.

Design Atelier is one such architecture company that offers green buildings designs without compromising over esthetics. Based in New Delhi, the capital of India, the company firmly belives that green architecture is responsibility of architects. We must leave good marks on the earth and work with a thoughtful integrity and a contemporary sensibilities to create buildings with surrounding which are healthier and without pollution.