Sustainable Architecture, definition
The Sustainable Architecture, combines two terms that in recent times have become opposed but the still the base of our society and thus a convergence is absolutely necessary.
The architecture aims to change the environment, creating new spaces that conform to our needs protecting us from a more or less hostile nature. Therefore Architecture (as a synthesis of everything built) is the basis of our past and our future and without it, it would be inconceivable a human society even it would be the perfect ecological system.
Therefore, Sustainable Architecture is the one that meets our needs as individuals and society, without requiring more resources than the planet can contribute (both locally and globally) and also allow us live in a respectful manner within the Natural Environment in which it is inserted.
Innovative Concepts as EF (ecological footprint) or Climate Change have allowed us to realize the Global effect that have our actions and that is not possible look other way even when our local situation is good, since there is no bubble effect and all effort is little in mitigation and solving the real problems that we all suffer.
The Sustainable Architecture not only touches bioclimatic and ecological issues, but also has an impact on personal and social issues and that it is not possible to ignore, since they affect not only effects indirectly to the bio-ecological issues but yo our quality of life. Because we live in globally interconnected and complex world it is very important to integrate all the aspects that influence the problem to get an effective response to our needs.