Throughout the world, the subject building and environment has become the most
important subject of future building for both, the fast growing cities
of a million people of the new upcoming countries with undeveloped infrastructure
and the old countries with high-sophisticated but not sustainable built-up
areas. For sustainable methods of resolutions, reasonable changes have
to be included.
Ecological Building unites different visions and fields of attention.
Keywords are for instance solar building, resource-saving building,
renewable resources, ecological building materials, postfossil alternatives,
building with clay, energy efficiency of buildings, material cycles,
healthy living, climatically optimised buildings, sustainable urban
development and sustainable mobility.
Ecological building becomes a necessary qualification for architects
and planners. In future, the knowledge of ecological building will be
taken for granted. Needs of humans and requirements of the environment
have to be balanced.
Main focus is the development of ecological holistic concepts and its
implementation. The connection between the specific fields and the practical
experience is of utmost importance.
In the past, especially the development of buildings with basic building
technology, low energy consumption and reasonable material compounds
was significant. Concepts of water recycling and water cycles were developed
and tested and its ecological evaluation was analysed.
At this stage, there are adequate methods of resolutions. The Environmental
Passport for Buildings helps to evaluate the methods.
Future development will focus on more extended areas like quarters and
settlements with single measures in mind. This procedure allows leveraging
the networking of holistic concepts. Ecological building has to be part
of building in general and might economically compete.