Practice Problem 2 -Building Green

The world is now more urbanized than ever before, and more and more people are flocking to live in large cities. Singapore was once known as the “Garden City”, now it is being promoted as the “Garden in the City” as new buildings incorporate trees and other greenery in their designs. Many quickly growing population centers are more environmentally aware as they expand the living spaces for their citizens. This awareness is not just a case of saving the environment and reducing emissions; it is a matter of necessity for creating healthy cities. Buildings can be designed to conserve both energy and water while improving the indoor and outdoor environment. Advancing technology is changing how architects are incorporating sustainable living practices into buildings. Will these developments solve the problems they have set out to address? Will these change the way cities work and the way people live in them?

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