Sustainability has existed for decades, but it was not as common as today. As more and more individuals understand the effects of climate changes, the more sustainability is rising in popularity. Australia has taken a considerable step ahead leading other states towards the incorporation of different methodologies, among them being green buildings.
A lot of individuals are trying to keep up with trends and here a few of the top sustainable buildings trends in Australia;
Although the invisible buildings are not invisible as the name suggests, more individuals are requesting to have buildings that blend with the environment. This entails selecting colours and materials that reflect the house’s surrounding. For example, some individuals choose to use natural materials while others prefer the facilitation of green walls and green roofs to help in rainwater collection and enhance temperature insulation.
Passive building designs
The design has been growing in popularity over the past years especially with the Passive House standard getting international recognition. However, there are no many Passive houses in Australia per now, but more and more individuals are starting to shift to the design principles in their homes. Also, with the rise of reputable contractors such as ISOVER offering excellent insulation services, this trend is expected to take over in 2019. Some of the features to expect are passive cooling and heating which not only promotes sustainability but also, it promotes comfort and helps in reducing the energy bills. There are different techniques of achieving this some of them being the use of shaded windows, insulation and use of light coloured building material.
More and more people are yearning for reconnection with nature which has led to the indoor-outdoor space trend. They want open and airy buildings which give them a good connection to the outdoors. This means that they are using more natural cooling and heating, and embracing the green space both outside and inside the house. Some of the methods incorporated in indoor-outdoor space are the use of glass sliding doors, use of furniture in outdoor areas, installation of large windows looking out onto nature and indoor greening.
Cities are becoming more populated and dense with time. A lot of people are relocating to the cities, which has in return led to an increase in the process of houses. Some business and homeowners are coming up with a unique solution to address this issue, and you have probably seen some home without dividing walls especially with the kitchen and sitting rooms. Open layouts have become the trend which allows you to carry a range of activities flexibly rather than trying to squeeze in small closed-off rooms. Business owners, on the other hand, are shifting to flexible space which enhances small spaces, multipurpose furniture and hidden storage spaces.
Everyone is trying to either save bills or conserve the environment. If you fall in either of the categories, it is time to adopt one or more of these trends and get a green building. Enjoy nature, save your money and own a unique building.