There are myriad ways to live more sustainably. You could use renewable energy, recycle or grow your own produce, but some take it a step further, using sustainable architecture in the built environment.
This design focus seeks to minimize the negative impact of buildings and construction on our ecosystems, achieved through the efficient and the moderate use of materials, energy and development space. Many new materials, techniques and ideas are still in the experimental stage, but a host of ‘green’ buildings have been created worldwide, featuring remarkable, eco-friendly designs. Here are eight of our favorite approaches.