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Basic characteristics of sustainable architecture:Equitable use of resourcesLess embodied energyThink global, act localEconomical use of resourcesUse of renewable resourcesApplication of traditional wisdomInstitutionalization of changeUse of latest technology
Some famous architects of sustainable buildings:Hassan FathyLe CorbusierB V DoshiLouis I Khan
Some concepts related to sustainable architecture: Green Buildings, Climate Responsive Buildings, Ecological Buildings.
The parameters of assessment of Green Buildings by various rating programs:Sustainable sitesWater efficiencyEnergy and atmosphereMaterials and resourcesIndoor environmental qualityAwareness and educationInnovationDesign with location linkages
Some popular terms associated with Sustainable Architecture: Carbon FootprintEnvironmental FootprintCircular EconomyEmbodied EnergyLife Cycle AssessmentEnergy Performance Index
Steps in the design of Green Buildings:Climatic studyStudy of site and surroundingsIdentifying the roles and responsibilities of different stakeholdersDesign the form and orientation of the buildingSelect the relevant passive strategiesBuilding envelope designDesign of individual components
Some Green Building rating programs around the world: BREEAMLEEDSCASBEEGREENSHIPGreen GlobesLOTUSBEAM PlusGreen Star