Ecological Architecture

Ecological architecture merges the interests of sustainability, environmental consciousness, and organic/natural/green methods to evolve a design solution from these requirements and from the characteristics of the site, neighborhood context, and local microclimate & topography.  The application is naturally site-sensitive: the location of a building has a direct impact on its performance. Local ecology of the site, it’s gradient, orientation, and exposure provide specific requirements, while the regional climate offers a more general context for design.  Design plans may include eco-sensitive structures such as vegetative roofs and walls, passive solar and thermal mass technologies, low-flow irrigation and reclamation systems, and small-scale wind turbine systems.