Development of Sustainable Architecture

Development of Sustainable Architecture


At the time of the 60s and 70s, the construction industry often used materials or constructed buildings in such a way that it harmed or diminished the supplies of resources in the surroundings. Due to this negative impact on the environment, eco-friendly types of construction are promoted, because of which Sustainable Architecture has now become an essential part of the construction industry.

What is Sustainable Architecture?

Sustainable architecture is the study done by the architects who are involved in designing and construction of building in a way to reduce their negative environmental impact. They focus on achieving energy efficiency and bring in positive results on health, comfort, and lifestyle of occupants; which can be attained through the implementation of prominent technologies within the building.

It would also focus on how the energy will be consumed and how effectively it will be conserved. This process ensures that the building has wonderful insulation and the shades and awnings as building coolers are properly installed. It also heavily is depended on solar energy or other energy sources. It would also look after consumption of natural and recycled building materials combined with renewal energy sources mainly to make sustainable construction of building keeping in mind cost-savings and maintenance.

Sustainable architectures prominence is not only on style and design but innovations that make the construction attain its ecstatic value.

Importance of Sustainable Architecture

Sustainable Architecture minimizes the cost of building through reducing material waste, sustainable products and long-term environmental impact of the building by constructing efficient buildings that use a fraction of energy required to power.

Many governments support the installation of insulation, solar panels, and replacing traditional heating systems with low-energy models — this help bringing building more in line with a green built environment.

How can BIM help in Sustainable Architecture?

The construction industry uses the upfront capital cost of construction. The most appropriately knowing method of where the money is spent is where 6D BIM comes in the loop.

BIM Drafting Services can help architects in the following matters to make green building more sustainable and cost-effective.

1.)    Energy Survey Analysis: – Architects can give an entire building survey based on facets of weather information and energy cost estimates that can aid in achieving accurate design decisions. With the help of BIM, we can compare efficiency in projects to energy-efficient buildings and visualize LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) estimates. It can help stimulate energy code compliance to meet more codes to curb emissions and pollutions.

2.)    Natural Lightning: – By illuminating natural light in the building it can bring several benefits such as delivering a comfortable environment and helping to boost overall health and productivity of an occupant. It helps in reducing electrical load from light usage and even lessens energy loads.

3.) Materials Management: – BIM helps to ensure that the building is internally consistent, accurate computation of material quantities to be used for the construction. Architects perform cradle-to-grave analysis by providing data and the materials that can increase sustainable for a longer span.

4.)  Eliminating wastage: – BIM helps architects to coordinate design plan across all the documents and representation used in the project: model views, drawing sheets, schedules, and plans, etc. which help to reduce waste and inefficiency while construction is on-going.


In today’s era, it has been an essential part that architects must ensure higher requirements placed on the design of buildings that includes certain things in consideration such as energy saving, environmental protection and sustainable development of overall layout of the buildings. With BIM Services, architects can easily access information and attain greater efficiency in their work due to which one can control material wastage and reduces emission.

Written By:
Bhagwati Pathak
Bhagwati Pathak is an Executive Director at Tesla Outsourcing Services. Technical Project Management, BIM, Client Management, and Leadership are her forte. With an expertise in BIM and a flair for writing, her articles provide a direction to contractors, sub-contractors, engineers, and architects in employing the right methodology for an Architectural, Structural, or MEP CAD / BIM project.

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