The Green Architecture Movement

(Singapore Supertrees, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore)

Green Architecture refers to the practices of makings buildings sustainable and resource efficient to lower the human impact on the surrounding environment. In the past decade, major cities have begun to feel the effects of their impact. For example, in China, due to their high population and pollution from motor vehicles, a dense smog can be seen throughout the city resulting in government restrictions. Advancements in technology have allowed scientists to monitor other city features like buildings and the pollution they produce. These new Green buildings along with old buildings being modified are designed to reduce the impact on human health and the environment. Singapore has taken the lead in this movement. After a majority of the population complained of poor living conditions, the government implemented laws that require any new buildings to comply with certain “green” regulations. Ever since the government took action, the country has seen both economic and cultural growth.¬†