Building the Future

Exploring Sustainable Design in Architecture and Construction and A Path to Energy-Efficient Homes

Jonnel Mamauag
4 min readSep 17, 2023

In a world where environmental concerns are increasingly central to our lives, the realms of architecture and construction are undergoing a remarkable transformation. Today, we find ourselves at the intersection of innovation and environmental stewardship, striving to create built environments that not only meet our contemporary needs but also preserve the planet. If you’re new to the concept of sustainable design in architecture and construction or if you’re considering building or renovating your home, this introductory overview is your first step toward understanding the potential of sustainable architecture.

Disclaimer: The topic of sustainability is a broad one. Therefore this article will begin with a particular focus on reducing energy consumption. In particular in terms of heating and cooling for buildings.

The Essence of Sustainable Design

Sustainable design in architecture and construction centres on creating structures that are environmentally responsible, resource-efficient, and energy-efficient throughout their entire lifespan. The primary objective is to diminish the negative impact of construction and building operations on the…

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Jonnel Mamauag

I draw and design often. I write sometimes. Both for Architecture. See my work on www.metropolitan.design