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Green Architecture for the Better Future of Built Environment
Jumat, 2 May 2014
Tempat: GOR ACC Unimal, Lhokseumawe


Since the industrial revolution in the mid-1800s, the design of buildings came to depend less on ambient energy and more on the abundant supply of fossil fuels for their thermal comfort. Current trends in architecture and urbanism often continue to ignore the potential of renewable energy to achieve thermal comfort. The resulting of negative impacts can be measured in several aspects, especially in environmental terms. There is an increasing acceptance among planners, urban designers and government officials that the current modes of human existence are unsustainable in the environmental terms. Some of the factors supporting this view are indications of global climate change, resource depletion, droughts, floods, local pollution and damage to the ecosystems.

​At the present time, few examples of a green/sustainable approach to the built environment start to exist, but it may be appropriate to glance back to the vernacular architecture that did espouse the green approach for some clues. However, it must be recognized that the green architecture does not mean a return to such tradition. In the world of more than five billion people that is not possible. It is the attitude to materials and resources expressed in the vernacular approach that needs to be accommodated in a future architecture and built environment.


1. Prof. Robert Vale of Victoria University of Wellington, NZ
2. Prof. Julaihi Wahid of Universiti Sains Malaysia, MY
3. Prof . Abdul Hadi Harman Shah, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
4. Prof. Tri Harso Karyono of Tanri Abeng University, ID
5. Agung Murti Nugroho, Ph.D of University of Brawijaya, ID

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