Green architecture is a sustainable method of green building design: it is design and construction with the environment in mind. Green architects generally work with the key concepts of creating an energy efficient, environmentally friendly house.
The natural ecology of the planet should be the macro model for architects to use as a model for a green building. Architecture can model itself on the planetary system to copy the natural ‘green’ environment, making a new building, or adapting an existing building, both environmentally friendly, in terms of materials used and the space it occupies, and energy efficient, including solar technology.
THE UAP GREEN ARCHITECTURE MOVEMENT
The UAP recognizes the urgency of global moves to mitigate climate change; it feels the problem creeping in and takes upon it the responsibility of every person, towards saving the environment. This problem specifically concerns the architect, whose work entails development and use of the earth’s face and its natural resources. Focus is therefore placed on the UAP – Green Architecture Movement (GAM), under the Office of the UAP National President.