WEBSITE UNDER RE-COSNTRUCTION WE’LL BE BACK SOON WITH NEW CONTENTS ALSO IN SPANISH AND ITALIAN LANGUAGE!Energreen Design is an international practice that stems from the awareness of the serious impact of architecture and people behaviour on the environment. Our intention is to grow awareness about environmental issues such as climate change, greenhouse effect and many other aspects related to sustainability.…The world is not enough
When resources are consumed faster than they are renewed, wastes emitted faster than they are absorbed, resources are depleted and eventually exhausted, and wastes are no longer sequestered and converted back into resources fast enough to prevent accumulation in the biosphere. The fact is that humanity’s ecological demand exceeds what nature can supply. Today humanity uses the equivalent of 1.5 planets Earth to provide the resources we use and absorb our waste. This means it now takes the Earth one year and six months to regenerate what we use in a year. Turning resources into waste faster than waste can be turned back into resources puts us in a global ecological overshoot, depleting the resources which human life and biodiversity depend on. The result is collapsing fisheries, diminishing forest cover, depletion of fresh water systems, and the buildup of carbon dioxide emissions, which creates problems like global climate change. These are just a few of the most noticeable effects of overshoot. Overshoot also contributes to resource conflicts and wars, mass migrations, famine, disease and other human tragedies and tends to have a disproportionate impact on the poor, who cannot buy their way out of the problem by getting resources from somewhere else. Can modern society persist in his path? can we continue to have modern economies? we expect life over the course of this century to be similar at the end as to what it was at the start? What do we have to keep in mind is population, energy, economy, environment. All these issues are interconnected. Population, agriculture, water, energy, they all come together and then if we solve all of them except for one, we might as well have not of solved any. I believe that architecture is the response of Mankind to the context in which they live, and right now the context is: peak oil, demographic decrease (in Europe), global warming, economic and social crisis. As architects we need to answer to these questions creating the proper infrastructure for our society and the future.