Architectural Technology’s Answer to Environmental Issues
by on May 27, 2013 | Categories: Green Technology
Today, it is not only the scientists and experts that are aware of the environmental issues that needed to be addressed before it’s too late. Businesses and big corporations are also taking notice. They are taking action not only as a part of their corporate social responsibility but as a conscious effort to protect nature.
DMCI is one of the companies that leapt into action, realizing the need for a healthier lifestyle and environment-friendly atmosphere without using too much harmful technology, such as the air conditioner.
A thorough research has helped DMCI to find a great way of energy conservation to promote green living for their consumers. This technology was first used with Tivoli Garden Residences’ architectural design called Lumiventt.
What this design does is create passageways for the natural air and light to freely flow in between the high rise buildings. Thus, it provides those who are staying in Tivoli Garden with refreshing and cool air at any time of the day.
The word itself was coined from Latin terms, lumen (light) and ventus (wind). This design puts everyone in a very advantageous position.
- Natural air provides balanced ventilation. Allowing natural air to enter decreases the accumulation of pollutants, preventing respiratory diseases to occur.
- It gives fresh supply of oxygen. Houses and other establishments that don’t use air conditioners are usually built on lush, green landscapes surrounded by trees and grasses. This is because plants filter the bad air and replace it with a new supply of clean air.
- It is energy and cost efficient. Energy consumption and other expenses are reduced because fewer appliances run on electricity.
- It allows people to enjoy the great outdoors. Because of the wonderful view, more people are encouraged to go out and be physically active rather than stay indoors and gain too much weight.
Current developments in architectural designs has been made which companies can use in leading the way towards sustainability. It goes to show that being green doesn’t have to be grand, like changing the materials used. It’s all about subtle incorporation of designs and methods that can work together with technology and the environment.