There are three key driving forces in Canada that makes this new technology in building and construction. Firstly, the increase needs economically to use energy, water and other building materials so as to reduce the overall cost of construction. Secondly, the need to protect the environment from adverse pollution from building materials has enabled the expert recommend green building technology (Roos & Gorgolewski 2011). With increased need to protect the environment from the adverse effects, there have been efforts to reduce waste and protect the environment from degradation. Lastly, technology ability to protect occupant health and enhance employees productivity has become a cornerstone in driving the application of the technology in building and construction.
Blu Homes mkSolaire is an example of green building designed by Michelle Kaufman, one of the founding designers of this technology. The most striking features are the ability to use passive solar, photovoltaic and active solar radiations that are converted into energy. The ability to tap energy is the most important feature that displays the art in action (Passa & Rompf 2007). Besides, the buildings are equipped with green roofs and rain gardeners that tap the rainwater runoff and tapping them for domestic use.
Green building technology in Canada is fast evolving. The future of this technology lies heavily on the ability to tap other forms of energy including wind power. The fundamental principle will continue to be waste reduction and energy preservation.
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