My Visit To Famous Green Buildings Across the World | Sustainable Buildings That Save The Planet

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Last year I travelled to see how Architects and Engineers have incorporated nature, renewable technology and climate change solutions into green buildings.

Visit Famous Green Buildings Across the World

On the trip, I see the carbon-neutral and eco-friendly design which is helping fight global-warming for our future. From nature-inspired skyscraper constructions to buildings that produce green energy. In the below film, I documented my Visit To Famous Green Buildings Across the World.

6 Most Famous Green Buildings I visited:

The film features seven countries that are developing green architecture which is helping clean our air, cool our cities and lower our energy use.

  • London, UK- Green walls.
  • Milan, Italy- Vertical Forests.
  • Liuzhou, China- Forest Cities.
  • Barcelona, Spain- Green architecture- Jardi Tarradellas and Edifici Planeta.
  • Singapore- Super Trees, Airport, WOHA’s Oasia Hotel, WOHA’s Park Royal Hotel on Pickering.
  • Hamburg Germany- Green Algae Building.
  • Copenhagen- Copenhill- The world’s largest waste to the energy power plant in the world with a ski slope on top.
  • Copenhagen- Copenhill- The world’s largest waste to the energy power plant in the world with a ski slope on top.

How can we encourage green architecture to be used more often?

Well, we must tell our governments that other countries are seeing great benefits from green architecture. These benefits include:

  1. Reduced pollution levels including dust particles, fumes and carbon dioxide.  
  2. Economic gain due to vastly reduced air conditioning requirements. 
  3. Energy usage reduction results in less demand for the national grid and less carbon to be burned for energy production. 
  4. Happier healthier people which results in more productive workers and benefits the economy.
  5. Reconnection with nature within our built-up cities, which improves the psychological well-being of every individual. 
  6. More oxygen for us all to breathe!

Scientific approach to green architecture

One of my favourite examples from the film is over In Hamburg Germany, where they are taking a more scientific approach to green architecture. They are using algae and the process of photosynthesis to turn the sun’s energy into fuel. The algae rapidly grow with in the glass panels. It is then extracted and put into a bio-convertor which turns the algae into biomass.  

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Few benefits of biomass

This biomass can then be used for a number of things. It can be a source of food for humans or animals. It can also power cars, but the main purpose is to create electricity and heat for the people living in the building. When we were there we were told that the process was actually producing so much energy that it can offer electricity to the surrounding buildings too.

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Converting waste into clean energy

I also found the building that I visited in Copenhagen Denmark to be very interesting. Here they are engaging the public directly with the energy sector. This has been achieved by placing a ski slope on top of the cleanest waste-to-energy power plant in the world. We took the glass lift to the top which showed us inside the factory where 440,000 tons of waste is being converted into clean energy annually.

sustainability makes our lives more enjoyable

Once at the top you see the toxin-free steam being released which is said to be as fresh as mountain air. You then see the very start of one of the world’s largest artificial ski slopes.  This building has shown that creating a sustainable future doesn’t have to be limiting it can actually make our lives more enjoyable. The architect Bjarke Ingels hopes that this project will inspire those across the world to create architecture that can be fun and also save our environment.

After watching my video I invite you to read and watch my other vlog about the top 10 Eco-friendly Tips.

I hope you will enjoy my film! Watch it and let me know what do you think in the comments.

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