In the late 1990’s we made a video called
‘Green by Design’. It was made for the Royal Australian institute of Architects, and it
won an award in 1998 from the Western Australian government. In the production and direction,
my colleague Dr Bill Parker was involved and the messages in this video are still very
relevant for the present day. Buildings consume a large proportion for the
energy used by our society. In the past very few have been energy efficient, and very few
have used the benefits of the sun. We now have the opportunity to create structures
that use less energy, and work in harmony with our environment. Whatever the size or
purpose of a building the principles of low energy design and minimal environmental impact
can be applied. The leaders in this process are the energy
conscious architects with the experience, the depth of knowledge and creative skills
needed. Any house, any building benefits by the knowledge
and the use of a low energy approach to the design process.
It’s an essential part of good design. You save energy, you save money. It’s a
very simple equation. Well I hope you enjoyed the introduction to
this video. The full version can be downloaded off the solar-e shop.