Sustainable buildings put a spotlight on the impact of climate change happening in real time and the construction sector’s utilization of natural resources in implementing designs and buildings. The impact of climate change and the limitations of natural resources require architects and construction companies to put into consideration the environmental impact of the designs and the utilization of methods, resources, and the need for sustainable designs.
Architecture in the 21st century should seek to balance the need to design and construct remarkable buildings and architecture and the impact of building materials on the environment. Achieving this important balance and contributing to the Sustainable Development Goal 13 is to consider the source and use of materials like wood, concrete, and block materials used for construction.
The key factor that affects sustainable designs and construction is cost. Architecture and construction are expected to reduce their building costs while green and sustainable materials cost more to employ.
One of the ways individuals, organizations, and governments can push for sustainable buildings is reflecting the same in public buildings like its National Library, Historic Monument, Government Houses, Agencies, and key projects. This will aid the acceptability of these kinds of buildings in solving the climate change challenge.