From Grey to Blue: How Architecture Plays a Role in a Water-Wise World

A typical design sequence may be described as “architects make space, engineers add water.” Architectural designers handed over the task of configuring the water systems of buildings to technical specialists at the same time they abdicated their role in designing water infrastructures at the district and city scale. In a context of climate change and […]

Ecological architecture (principles)

The philosophy of sustainable development applied to architecture focuses on the design and construction of environment-friendly buildings. By extension, once the building has been completed, it also focuses on the health and well-being of the users, as well as the quality of life of neighboring communities. The ecological architecture strives to implement clean technologies, minimize […]

Wastewater Basics

First, a quick primer on wastewater types: Graywater comprises wastewater from sinks, dishwashers, drinking fountains, showers, and laundry facilities. In commercial settings, cooling-tower blowdown and water used for cleaning equipment may also fall into this classification. Graywater does not include water that might have come into contact with fecal matter. It may be subdivided into […]

Melting Glaciers: Effects & Causes

Things around us are constantly changing and developing. In the next 30 years we will see so many technological advances, constructions and inventions that will for sure make our lives easier than what we are experiencing now and definitely easier than what are ancestors living in their caves had experienced. However what would happen if […]

Why Save Water?

Clean, fresh water is a limited resource. With all the severe droughts happening in the world, the limited supply of fresh water is becoming one of our most precious resources. Every person on earth needs water to survive. Without it, many of us would get sick and even result in death. While almost 70% of […]

Can Rainwater Collection Solve Climate Change?

Global climate change is considered to be a defining issue. As the occurrence of extreme weather conditions, such as extensive drought periods and devastating hurricanes, continue around the world, researchers have turned to rainwater harvesting as a potential solution. Impact of Climate Change on Water As temperatures around the world continue to rise, the water […]