Date of Submission
Bachelor of Architecture
Dr. Arash Soleimani
Reducing our planet’s carbon footprint has become a very powerful debate throughout global society. A sustainable approach in how we construct our buildings can make a major impact on the longevity of mother nature. Buildings are the main destination for the nation’s power supplies. High-rise buildings due to their large scale require much more materials for their construction compared to smaller scaled buildings. In addition, they use more energy and emit greenhouse gases; as a result, they have major environmental impacts. Therefore, high rises seem to be non-sustainable. 25% of the world’s energy usage comes from buildings. Of that 25%, 75% percent comes from buildings here in America. This proposal studies different approaches and levels of biomimicry and discusses their application in larger buildings. It is shown that employing different principles of biomimicry may result in diverse outcomes in terms of buildings’ sustainability.
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