DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017H/63/S26.057


J. Barnas
Thursday 23 November 2017 by Libadmin2017

References: 17th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2017, www.sgemviennagreen.org, SGEM2017 Vienna GREEN Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7408-29-4 / ISSN 1314-2704, 27 - 29 November, 2017, Vol. 17, Issue 63, 447-454 pp; DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017H/63/S26.057


The paper discusses problems associated with attempts at limiting waste that is the result of the functioning of the modern economy. This is associated with the use of new, sustainable systemic solutions in terms of the manner of designing cities and buildings that use existing resources to the highest possible degree while not generating waste. The impact of new, ecological cities is to be neutral to the extant ecosystem. Buildings are to be erected solely from recyclable materials and roofs covered in greenery in order to accumulate rainwater. The lack of depositing waste at landfills and its comprehensive processing should become widely used methods. The composting of organic waste and its use to produce energy should become the norm. Cities should largely rely on renewable energy. Waste-derived materials are materials that are obtained through the demolition of existing buildings, as well as waste produced as a side-effect of production processes or other economic activities. A lot of them have nothing in common with the process of construction. Municipal investment in waste generation prevention systems, reclamation and recycling, as well as the widespread use of waste-derived materials in construction are the foundation of the friendly transformation of our cities. If we plan to live in clean and environmentally friendly cities in the near future, then we must know that, currently, traditional waste management is not a part of the true formula of sustainable development.

Keywords: sustainable architecture, architectural form, ecology, recycling, construction materials