Exploring Biophilic design: A Concept for Making Sustainable Buildings

Biophilic design blends human innovation with the natural world to create sustainable living spaces. It incorporates natural elements like wood, plants, and natural views, fostering well-being, productivity, and sustainability. Singapore’s Kampung Admiralty is a prime example of biophilic design, where a harmonious blend of residential units, medical facilities, shops, and community spaces creates a self-sustained ecosystem where residents can access essential services while remaining deeply connected to nature. Embracing biophilic design can help us create a sustainable future for ourselves and the planet we call home.

Agrihoods: Where Sustainable Housing Meets Local Food Production

Today, urban areas and cities may enjoy a digital cosy lifestyle, but with crazy amounts of pollution to breathe. If we had to look into sustainable living spaces, we might have to go back in time and inspect how our grandparents lived and worked with limited resources but with happy hearts. Agrihood is a modern building concept inspired by our ancestral living. Agrihoods are springing all over the world; here is an article that
talks about an Agrihood in the US and one in India.

Explained in 500: Why Mumbai’s Coastal Road is a Magnificent Waste.

Are your chacha chachis waiting doe-eyed for Mumbai Coastal Road to clear up road congestion?
Do you have a sinking feeling that their excitement is misguided?
Do you need to figure out how to give them the specifics in minutes in a way they won’t dismiss?

We’ve got you. Welcome to the first in our new series – ecoHQ Explained in 500: Why Mumbai’s Coastal Road Project is a Magnificent Waste.
In this series, we’ll bring you complex issues without the jargon for you to take confidently to the dinner table.

Sustainable housing Options in India: Introducing Vertical Forest Towers

Millennials and Gen-Z are looking to invest in sustainable housing properties. While many cities worldwide build extravagant structures with high-tech features, are they affordable? Vertical forest towers may be the answer. This article talks about one such amazing building in Milan and how an Indian company took inspiration to replicate a similar concept for the Indian customer. 

Futuristic Cities: A Necessity Or A Luxury?

Building a sustainable city is not only about energy saving and waste recycling. Creating a safe living space for residents that minimises the risk of natural disasters is also crucial, considering the climate crisis period we all live in. This article discusses two futuristic cities of different climate zones and how they could become the world’s model future towns.

Sustainable Smart Cities: A Peek Into Living In The Future

ecoHQ is analysing and publishing a list of sustainable smart cities that will shape the future of human civilisation. First, in this series, we discussed Saudi Arabia’s NEOM. Next, we explore Toyota’s Woven City and China’s Liuzhou Vertical Forest City.

Straight Line or Vertical: Will Neom be a Sustainable Model for the Future?

Neom, the extravagant dream of the Saudi crown prince, is an Arabic word for ‘new future’. As part of the Saudi Vision 2030, this 26.5 km² city is developed to become the world’s most sustainable complex. The Neom project in the Tabuk province of Saudi Arabia comprises four mega projects: The Line, Sindalah, Oxagon, and Trojena. In this article, we discuss the sustainability of Neom.

The Positive Impact of Living in Sustainable Communities

According to a recent World Bank assessment, India will need to invest $840 billion, or $55 billion annually, in urban infrastructure over the next 15 years to satisfy its rapidly expanding urban population’s demands adequately.
Now is an excellent time to rethink how we build our urban communities, keeping health and sustainability in mind.

Net-zero Buildings: How Can You Make These A REALITY?

The race to net zero by 2030 considers Climate Adaptation as one of the core strategies to consider. Specifically, the built environment affects every element of our life, including the homes we reside in, the water and energy distribution systems, highways, bridges, and other modes of transportation we use to get around. Thus, making conscious changes to our built environment will help us with drastic climate mitigation. So, Net Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB) will be the future of construction.
Read more about NZEBs written by Dr Sudarsan JS and Priyanka Kale.