Environmental Impact Of Buildings On The Natural Environment

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As buildings are account for 17% of fresh water intake, 25% of wood harvest, 40% of material use, 70% of electricity usage, 50% of the generation of discharge of carbon dioxide and 60% of solid waste production, in construction of buildings, its industrial section is merely noted to be the largest contributor to climate change, making it one of the least sustainable industries in the world; by referring to this statistics, it is extremely important to alleviate the environmental impact of buildings and construction activities.

In order to cultivate a natural environment to better suit their needs, humans have spent most of their existence in which until today our daily life is implemented and in one form or another human facilities such as
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Each of these activities poses the consequences of introducing pollutants to the environment that can affect neighborhoods or local workers, local ground, water and air quality. The same effect can occur during the evolution phase of the development. Such disturbance can also disrupt the balance between soil, water and air and introduce pollution consequences.
In the modern world, humans spend about 90% of their lives in their buildings (Clements-Croome D, 2000). They are exposed to a diversity of chemicals that arise from the furnishing and finishes. Other practices that arise in the building also affect their physiological and psychological reactions. More and more, the design and layout of buildings requires active measures to preserve conditions that secure the general health and well-being of their occupants.
The weak internal environment problem tends to be abandoned as the effect is long term and, with some exceptions, is not immediate life threatening. In addition the causes are not clearly defined; the solution is not clear.

3.1.4 Planning, land-use and
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Therefore, sustainability is a complex concept that encloses not only energy but all sources required to support human activity. Most buildings are sustainable with regard to addressing global warming that spur climate change; using conservation and energy skills such as lifecycle assessment to maintaining a balance between capital cost and long term asset value. It is also on the improvement of biodiversity, creating a healthy, economical space viable and sensitive to social needs. Instead of always fighting against natural environment, we should begin to respect natural system and learn from ecological processes: creating a better balance between human needs and wider

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