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Importance of Taking the Services of Green Architects

Posted by: Bhushan Avastthi | Posted on: October 17th, 2013

With the emergence of green building; there has been an increasing importance of green architects. This has become imperative because even the government supports the green initiative. There has been a green revolution throughout the world and we are seeing more and more people wanting to use sustainable materials and appropriate materials for making Eco-friendly environment. But to do that you will require the services of a full-time green architect who can help you create something creative and environmentally friendly.

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Now, since we are focusing on green architects in this article; let me start off with the different types of green architects that are available. The first one are those who build a home or building utilizing sustainable and green materials. The houses that they create are green from the foundation to the roof and everything. The other types of architects are those that use adaptive reuse. They are expert in selecting a pre-existing building and use the entire structure for your new building. You can then turn just about any building into what you want.

Both the types of architects are of prime importance. The important thing for you as a user needs to do is to select the type of architect that will best meet the requirements of green building needs. The options are either create something afresh from the scratch or look for a property that can be renovated to meet the green requirements. Naturally you will find the second option better because there is no need to start from the scratch. Moreover, the use of bulldozer can be avoided if the selected property contains a good building. But if you wish to create a building that possesses green materials and sustainability aspects in each and every part of the building then the first option is better.

Due to the vast experience and exposure derived by green architects it is possible for them to guide you make appropriate decisions based on what you want to build, where you want to build, and what your budget is. If there is an option of building on the waterfront with pre-existing buildings and no empty lots, then it would be better to take the advantage of adaptive reuse architecture. The other advantage would be the fact there would be no need to use bulldozer if you are using the same building. But still if you are keen to use bulldozer then it is better to find an empty lot to save money and help the environment.

The other important aspect while taking the services of green architects is to find out their strengths in terms of green building creation. If you want to build a house from the scratch then the services of architect who is specialized in adaptive reuse will not be useful. Hence; it is very important to select the appropriate green architect and then go for the construction. It is always highly imperative to ask relevant questions to the architects before starting the project so that all the doubts get cleared including the cost that you will have to incur for preparing the green building.

Green architects are highly professional. They can help you in providing essential information that is useful for taking the advantage of renewable sources of energy for example; solar panels and water conservation models while constructing green building. Green architects will help you in the process of creating an excellent green building with all the necessary environmental friendly sources helping you in every step of the process.

About Author:

Bhushan Avsatthi

Bhushan Avsatthi is a senior manager, consultant, BIM expert and a green building advisor with more than 15 years of industry experience. Bhushan imbibes the prophecy of efficient and prudent use of energy in his day to day life and advices his team to do so as well. He is also involved in green initiatives like nonprofit tree plantation project and promotes using cycles for commuting small distances. Bhushan, handles a team of architects, Structural and MEP engineers, LEED consultants and Energy modeling experts.