It’s becoming increasingly clear that we need to adapt our construction methods to be more environmentally friendly. However, this isn’t just a case of green energy and sustainable materials, plans must also account for the local ecosystem.
The construction of both residential and commercial properties is encroaching further and further into our countryside. As a result, wildlife habitats are negatively affected and the UK’s biodiversity suffers.
In addition, changing animal behaviours in urban areas are being caused by a range of human factors. These include air and light pollution as well as habitat loss and fragmentation amongst others.
As towns and cities take over more green space, we’re increasingly likely to encounter wildlife or even share our home with them. A surprisingly common example of this is bats roosting in and around homes.
Thankfully, there are solutions being developed which will allow us to coexist peacefully with our indigenous animal species. Read on to find out what issues exist and how conservation-friendly construction can remedy them…
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Our world is changing at a rapid pace. Smart technology allows architects to think beyond traditional boundaries. Buildings of the future will connect the various pieces of the structure in an integrated, dynamic and functional way.
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The electronic waste is getting out of our hands. Every 18 months we change mobile phones and our computers every 2 years. Are we aware of what are they made of and where do they end up? And most importantly: What can we, as individuals, do to reduce it?
Below you’ll find an infographic Digital Doc of Chesterfield made with some numbers and solutions we can contribute to control the E-waste problem.
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Being a fan of technology doesn’t mean having to neglect the natural world. So before you head out on your next countryside walk – or simply glance out the window at your garden – check out this list that Jarrimber prepared of the best apps for nature lovers!
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Productivity seems to be the number one priority for developers of technology as you will see in this infographic. The technology therugseller shows you below regarding productivity allows you to do things without the modern hassles of having to for example, get up from wherever you’re seated to turn something on/off. There’s also a lot of new apps that can get things ready by the time you arrive such as boiling a kettle or prepping the oven.
Security is also a major player in modern day technology. Soon our walls, ceilings and floors will all be able to track our movements and detect when things don’t seem right. We will also have technology to boost our healthiness with self-cleaning refrigerators and self-sterilizing door handles to name a few.
And finally we have new eco-friendly technology the keep the planet healthy. These new piece of tech reduce our energy consumption and recycle what we already have to power something else.
All of these points will be explored in more detail as we look at a teched out house of the future.
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