Preview on the Book “Managing the Transition
to Low Carbon Economy”

The book has a good review of the policies that promotes and motivates the development of a Low Carbon society.
It covers the failures of Carbon Trading and how it could be restored.It has much good to offer in Policies and problems in the world of Carbon. It delves in the intrigues of Carbon trading and its failings.It also deals with matters relating to UN’s Financing Loans they provides to help developing nations to be Low Carbon nation. Overall it serves the purpose to introduce the subject.

This book forewarn clearly the issues at hand and delves in areas of Macro economy and down right to help and engaging the poor. that they may be in the receiving end . That the poor are not marginalized and receive nothing in the transition to Low Carbon Economy.

Managing Transition to a Low Carbon Economy

Managing Transition to a Low Carbon Economy

Policies for Low Carbon Economy

It deals with the aspects of macro economies and policies that motives the public, private and semi
private sector and the structural reforms to enhance the development of Low Carbon Economy.
It draws examples from Indonesia and Japan as model nations to follow. But Japan’s economy
is some what in a stagnant situation and Indonesia is still in a poverty stricken nation. But the
correlation ship between Indonesia’s growth and Low Carbon Economy is connected.
Japanese Government has  placed emphasis on the Low Carbon policies as a basis of growth for
the economy ,but in a real sense the logic of Japan economy developing because of the Low Carbon
emphasis does not hold water, as it has not proven to have produced substantial growth.
Perhaps authors contributing to the book, should have been from a building background
such as Architects,Planners or Landscape to give a balanced view point. As buildings contributes
to a massive 45% of the carbon emission. Architect, Urban Planner or even ecologist would
have done much justice to the idea of transition to a Low Carbon Economy. The reason are
simply 50% of the world population will live in the Urban areas by 2016, And building create
more than 50% of the carbon emission.

Policies on Carbon trading, Green Bonds, Green Financing, global cooperation with regards to
financing of Carbon Trading and how the Carbon Trading can be revived.

Fore warnings a high Carbon Global Economy

The dangers of failure to address the problem by the global communities would result in weather changes
–flooding, droughts, rising sea-water levels, melting of glaciers, increase of global temperatures.

Municipal and Industrial wastage for Low Carbon Economy

It deals with global wastage that are creating water pollution, GHG emissions etc.The reduction of wastage
will help in the reduction of carbon emission. But what are the solution for wastage reduction. It does not deal
with issues such as How do we address the wastage reduction. Richer nation have higher wastage not eh poorer
nations and does not deal with Wastage from the municipal wastage can be converted to energy and industrial
wastage can be recycled.

 Bhutan’s- the first Carbon negative country

He fails of draw example from Bhutan’s- the first Carbon negative country in the world. Using green alone in Bhutan and
using the green Hydro electric power to generate power and this power is given free to citizens so that they would not burn wood for cooking etc. He fails to see the simple solution in the Net Zero Energy by planting trees which sequesters the Carbon. Carbon sinks are created in the forest covers.Realistic approaches to Net Zero Carbon has not been addressed but great discussion are held on polices, funding, trading etc to motivate the economy.

Biodiversity for a Low Carbon Economy

It deals with loss of global biodiversity which in turn will affect the sustainability of human beings in the future.
Bhutan’s experience was to use Green Biodiversity such as creating a massive interconnected jungle for Tigers to
roam from one end to the other end by 4000 km of forest.This is to preserve the biodiversity. Using Biodiversity is
cheapest ways to transit to a Low Carbon Economy and even so the Best. Therefore the ideas from Town Planner,
Archtitect,Ecologist and Engineers were nopt engaged.

Japanese Carbon Policies on Low Carbon Economy

It make an example of Japan’s successful policies as a reference model. But is Japan a good show case model.It economy has relegated to below India after the Tsunami disaster . Perhaps the policies are eccentric and not bent on surviving  a disaster. In fact Bali has a better model to follow with regards to surviving a disaster and sustainability.

Helping the “Poor Centrist”

However the center of focus seems to be helping the poor centrist. The authors missed the point that Low Carbon needs is to be implanted for the poor and the rich. The attempt is often diverted to aid the poor through the transition seems to Low Carbon Society.a Low carbon will support the poor and support the rich.Finally no real solution are proposed on how to help the poor, but this theme is  replete throughout the book.

Readability of Book

The readability of content is not made for the ordinary; most people will be exhausted by reading a chapter or two, as it
requires much energy to get through the chapter.The readability need improvement to help the excellent ideas presented
for the masses and the busy executives and the policy makers who we are trying the reach.

Not an Introduction but a Mid Level Book

It is nevertheless a great book but not at a introductory level. Its does not define Low Carbon or terms that are generally
uses such as GHG emission, ecological footprints etc. it should have made  a great introductory to the subject for the simple and completed it with a depth articles on the subjects to reach all the sector to the general masses, the e poor, the educated, the busy and the man with little time.

Some Interesting Graphs for Low Carbon Economy

Many graphs have been used and this is useful to explain a point.Some of which has been illustrated here.
these graphs show the dangerous circumstances we are in and show the great urgency to thwart the
calamities, we heading towards too.

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Carbon-emissions data of Asian Countries

Carbon-emissions-of-Asian-countries

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Some Very Interesting Points discussed in the Book are:

  1. Even the most conservative prediction of future climate change foresees that the average global temperature
    at the end of this century will rise by 1.8o C– 6.0o C from the average at the end of the 20th century (IPCC 2007).
    The climate system is a shared resource and its stability is affected by emissions of carbon dioxide and other
    greenhouse gases. The average temperature of the earth’s surface has risen by 0.74 degrees Celsius (C)since
    the late 1800s and is expected to increase by another 1.8°C to 4°C by the year 2100 with massive environmental
    and socioeconomic implications for all of humanity (Solomon et al. 2007).
  2. The year 2007 marked the first time in history that over one-half of the world’s population lived in urban
    places
    . By 2030, 60% of the world’s population—almost 5 billion people—will live in cities. By mid-century
    the forecast is for two of every three people to be living in urban places. In Asia alone, 1 billion more people will
    live in cities in 2030 than in 2005. By 2015, there will be 22 mega-cities with populations of 10 million or more;
    12 of these will be in Asia.
  3. Ecosystems supporting current urban areas are already under stress.Infrastructure is one of the defining
    features of urban life and landscapes, and plays a critical role in shaping social resilience as well as the economic
    dynamism of cities. Infrastructure reflects the choices that governments make, both economically and socially,
    and provides insight into issues of equity, governance, and the strength of local institutions. Fast paced growth,
    both in terms of spatial area and resource demands, will outstrip the capacity of existing infrastructure to provide
    water,sanitation, and transportation, and will strain the carrying capacity of ecosystem services.
  4. The lack of climate-smart infrastructure is not just a problem in the global South—it is endemic in the
    industrialized countries as well. New York, for example, is struggling to adapt current infrastructure to the
    future effects of floods and storms, and to better plan future infrastructure projects. The transit, water supply,
    and sanitation infrastructure, among others, are all extremely vulnerable to the effects of climate change and

    the city is ill-equipped to handle even today’s severe weather events, let alone increased severity and frequency
    of storms and sea level rise in the future.
  5. Effects of Global warming:An increase in temperature has the potential to disrupt rainfall patterns,cause
    sea levels to rise, and produce significant changes 12 Managing the Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy in
    agricultural production.Other expected impacts include changes in crop yields,modifications to shipping lines,
    glacier melt,biodiversity loss, and an increase in diseases because of vector mutations.These events have the
    capacity to destroy lives, force vulnerable people to migrate, and contribute to food and water shortages.
  6. About 40 million people are exposed to coastal flooding events and by the 2050s the population exposed could
    rise to 150 million (Nicholls et al. 2007).
  7. Collectively, these climate challenges will severely constrain the ability of developing Asia to sustain its recent
    economic prosperity.
  8. Today Japan is a leader in energy conservation and has developed an industrial system that continuously
    improves its energy efficiency. They imposed taxes and encouraged energy efficient systems in buildings.
    A energy conservation law enacted in 1979. This energy conservation law stipulates the need to
    (i) identify energy intensive sectors;
    (ii) appoint licensed energy managers for energy-intensive industries; and
    (iii) buy and use products that meet mandatory energy performance standards
  9. The carbon intensity of developing Asia remains 1.4–4 times greater than that of the G7 industrialized
    countries.Asian economies aiming to reach a target of 20% of total supply from clean energy sources by 2020
    would require an investment of almost $1 trillion by 2030 (IPCC 2007).
  10. The IEA has estimated that $20 trillion worldwide is required by 2030. Of this, more than 60% will have to
    be invested in developing Asia.
  11. Most developing countries in Asia—with the exception of the PRC and India—spend little on research and
    development (R&D) on low-carbon technologies and have a chronic shortage of competent scientists,
    engineers, and managers with the skills needed to develop and apply low-carbon technologies. Toward a
    Low-Carbon Asia: Challenges of Economic Development 23 Instead, these countries rely on imported
    technologies and skills originating in developed countries.
    • instigating fiscal incentives to harness market forces;
    • creating safety nets for socially vulnerable people;
    • improving energy efficiency for high impact sectors;
    • avoiding carbon leakages; and
    • using public funding for low-carbon technologies.Realizing a low-carbon society hinges on the
      following key policy choices:
  12. Coal remains the major source of energy for the PRC (70%) and India (37%).
  13. Extensive deployment of technology-based policies in developing Asia reflects a range of factors.
    First and foremost, governments have acted on the more immediate motivations discussed in Section
    4.2 (i.e., energy security, local environmental problems, and technological advantage) by setting the targets
    shown in Table 4.4. As discussed further below, carbon pricing remains largely a prospective activity in
    developing Asia; therefore technology instruments are the only real means to pursue these targets at present.

    • Feed-in tariffs
    • Renewable energy certificates
    • Subsidies, Tax Incentives, and Lending for Deployment and Creating Market Demand
    • Public Finance for Research, Development, and Deployment (RD&D)
    • Technology Transfer
    • Carbon Pricing

    15.)Challenges in Policy
    a)If patent protection limits the ability of domestic manufacturers in 128 Managing the Transition to a Low-
    Carbon Economy Asia to adapt externally developed technologies, then, of course, their dissemination is
    ikely to be more limited. In order to mitigate this obstacle, Mathur (2011) proposes that developing countries
    be involved in international collaborative partnerships from the research and development stage
    b)Carbon Pricing-to ensure that carbon pricing is a realistic policy option as soon as possible.
    c) Energy Policy
    -Rapid rate of energy growth
    -Presence of energy subsidies
    – Politicization of energy pricing
    – Presence of energy rationing
    – Reliance on captive power
    – Constraints on flexibility in dispatch

    – Reliance on central planning in the electricity sector

    – Divergence from commercial orientation
    – Political difficulty of reform

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lead Glazing panels

stained glass

Glass panels for building

The glass technologies have abounded by heaps and bounds and so has the types of glass has increased to a wide range of types.

Types of glass

1.) Sheet glass
Sheet Glass were glasses that were manufactured traditionally by cutting the sheets of glass from large blocks of glass, which cutting produced less quality of glass in comparison to float glass.
2.)Float glass
The float glass process is also known as the Pilkington process, named after the British glass manufacturer Pilkington, which pioneered the technique (invented by Sir Alastair Pilkington) in the 1950s
3.) Clear glass
The glass that is used conventionally and most commonly used for windows etc, it is colorless and plain which has no special features.
4.) Stain glass
The stained glass is traditionally used in churches, also called the lead glazing, It is the glass window which portrayed the gospel stories to convey the message during the times where the gospel was not available to the masses, during the pre-printing era.
5.) Beveled edge glass
A glass that has the glass edge has been beveled to give a special decorative feature by reflecting light at the edges.
6.) Tinted glass
The glass which is colored to give an aesthetic feature but may have some thermal properties.

samples of tinted glass

tinted glass

7.) Tempered glass
The glass that has been strengthening to resist impact, generally used for glass curtain walls.
8.) Laminate glass
The laminate glass is constructed by laminating thin sheets of glass to create the laminate glass. The glass does not shatter when broken but remains intact without shattering to the floor. The strength of laminate glass is not as strong as the tempered glass.
9.) Skylight glass
A composite of Tempered and laminated glass, constructed in such a way and strong enough for a maintenance worker to walk on the top of the skylight for cleaning purposes etc.
10.) Energy Efficient glass- Low E Glass
Glass which is made to resist the infrared ray and allow the light component inside the building for comfort. As this also saves the cooling bill during summer and thereby called EE glass, as it saves energy. There many types of glasses with differing solar coefficients, the type of glass selected will depend on the heat load one is trying to achieve and the budget for construction. These glasses are generally very expensive.
http://educationcenter.ppg.com/glasstopics/how_lowe_works.aspx

11.) Chromogenic glass * Net Zero Energy Design by Tom Hootman
a) Electrochromic glass, responds to the voltage electrical charges
b) Gas-chromic glass, responds to the flow of hydrogen levels
c) Photochromic glass, glass that responds to exterior light levels
d) Thermochromic glass, glass that responds to exterior temperature changes

12.) Colored glass
Are glasses that are back painted glass which has a decorative effect as the painted back appears with a glass effect and are generally used for the interiors of the buildings.

Other Terminologies for glass

Soft Coat -a coating which helps to reduce the heat into the building

Effect of soft coat on glass [amels

soft coat glass

Hard Coat-a coating which helps to reduce the heat into the building but not as efficient as the soft coats.
Heat soaked glass or Heat strengthen glass

Glass when is manufactured has impurities which will expand when is subjected to the heat from the sun. and this relative and differential expansion cause the glass break and shatter, heat soaked or heat strengthens glass is a process where the Glass is placed in a high-temperature heat furnace so that the defective glasses are eliminated during the heating in the furnace, so that after installation glasses do not fall off,

Manufacturers of glass

PPG– An American glass manufacturing glass that produces the latest type of glass
Pilkington– firm in the UK and the original company that pioneered the manufacturing of glass such as float glass.
NSG– Nippon  Sheet Glass, a Japanese glass manufacturer
MSG– Malaysian Sheet Glass, a Malaysian glass manufacturer

Prepared by Green Architect and Net Zero Architect Perumal Nagapushnam

Here are reasons persuading for the case of Greening our Cities and Green Ecological Biodiversity for all Architects to be informed.

Reason 1-Remove the Heat Island effect by Green Ecological Biodiversity
It is known from research that the heat island effect is reduced as there is more green vegetation in the surrounding, the ambient temperature is lowered. Building aprons around the building which tend to conduct the heat into the building, therefore it is best to use grass Crete or turfs at the building surrounds in lieu of aprons. Road pavements should be replaced with grasscrete.

Reason 2- Reduces your energy consumption by Green Ecological Biodiversity
Smart landscaping reduces the energy consumption in the building, where it is primarily used for shading and warding off the heat from the building and in redirecting the cold wind winters away from the building will help to reduce the energy consumption by 10 to 50 percent of the energy bills. Shading the air conditioning units will help to improve energy efficiency. Read on save energy by landscaping.

Reason 3- Reduces pest controls and Waste by Green Ecological Biodiversity

compost

compost by Green ecological biodiversity

  • Pest controls –Green Ecological biodiversity will certainly go a long way to reduce pest controls, such as reduction of mosquitoes, rats which is a prevalent problem from New York to Singapore. In NYC which is a concrete desert , which has little trees resulted in an ecological imbalance of rat population, which as large as the human population in NYC. The problem arising from this imbalance is rat related diseases, oriental mites, etc. The solutions may be to enhance the Greening the city with Green ecological Biodiversity.
  • In the recent Greening of Singapore City, which was to green the city but failed to keep ecological bio diversities in place is keep away the bird and bats from the city, which resulted in an increase of mosquitoes and rats. The bird and bats eat up mosquitoes and rats and help to keep the balance. And eventually the recourse was to increase pesticides to kill the mosquitoes which in turn affect the water ways. The solutions to these cities going Green Ecological biodiversity.
  • Humus compost Waste– the waste from the Green landscape can be converted to natural humus compost, natural manure which helps the soil acidity in balance, healthy soils and keeps the bio-tic cycles( worms and living organism) of the soil in balance. When petrol-chemical based fertilizers are introduced into the soil, it destroys the worms and destroys the balance of the acidity of the soil and harden the ground and destroy the productivity of the soil whereas the compost based manure created by plants builds and keeps the soil soft and moist with a Eco balance.
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compost bin in Green Ecological biodiversity

Reason 4- Increase oxygen content in the air by Green Ecological Biodiversity
Oxygen is necessary for our bodies in the following respects: a lack of it creates a tendency toward committing suicides, In Utah there is an suicidal epidemic due to the lack of Oxygen in the thin air, and an aggressive greening strategy of Utah city will certainly help to reduce the thin levels of Oxygen in the mountain tops air.The green ecological biodiversity will introduce more oxygen into the air.

Green ecological biodiversity

Green ecological biodiversity cycles

 

There are many hundreds of other reasons why Oxygen is needed – for brain developments, speedy human body recovery, reduce respiratory diseases, improves immune system , which are emphasized in the alternative medicine .

Reason 5- Improves air quality by Green Ecological Biodiversity
Green trees ionizes the dust and the dust from the air falls to the ground and thus helping to keep the air scrubbed, fresh for human use.

Reason 6- Reduces the air pollution by Green Ecological Biodiversity
Further more the pollutants such as SO2, NO2 and Carbon Monoxide is removed by the trees and helps to keep the air refreshed

Reason 7- Reduce stress and helps recovery and sick leave by Green Ecological Biodiversity

  • It was discovered from researches that if beautiful scenes placed in hospitals bedrooms helps patient recover 30% faster and uses 30% less medication for recovery. This goes to say the same for homes and offices; we are resilient from the mental and physical stresses that we are inflicted at work by having green scenes in our building s and cities.
  • Research also reveals that the no of occupants taking sick leave is dropped with green ecological biodiversity. This will help to enhance the productivity of the staff and people.

Reason 8- Increases the value of property by Green Ecological Biodiversity
The investment on Green ecological biodiversity comes with an increase in the value of property . This based on the Green of Singapore resulted in overall increase in value of the city.. I refer to landscaping with Green ecological biodiversity and and not the “Go Green Certification movement” ( such as LEEDs, or Mark, GBI certification). A developer complaint that he does not get higher rental by having invested on Platinum certification by Green bodies.

Reason 9- Improves the presenteeism, decreases absenteeism and sick leave by Green Ecological Biodiversity
Research reveals that greening with landscape within the building and in the surrounding will tremendously improves the quality of life and decreases the absenteeism of the workers and tenants working in the building and this helps to increase the productivity of the occupants.

Reason 10-Improves the water quality by Green Ecological Biodiversity
As rain water is treated in the blue infrastructures that work in complement with the green infrastructures, water is stored and recycled for our consumption by water hydrology, which in turn reduces waste water and polluting the rivers. Bios vales are used to clean up the water, reprocessed and recycled for consumption even as portable water.

Reason 11Self Reliance and self sustaining by Green Ecological Biodiversity
The forest does not need human care such as watering the forest; neither does it need insecticide and pesticides to survive. We can learn from the natures bio-metric to be independent self sustaining and self reliant. If we can establish the green ecological biodiversity of plants and landscapes, biodiversity of the animals that inhabit the landscape and biodiversity of the Eco cycles that help symbiotically one cycle to another for survival can we be self sustaining and self reliant. The fish in a water tank, with enzymes, bacteria, fungi, green weed and the snails is self reliant. The weeds produces O2 for the fish to live on, which in turn produces C02 for the weed to live on, the enzymes and bacteria eats up the waste of the fish and keep the water clean. The symbiotic relationship exist and so should we as Architect do likewise for our future survival and self reliant sustainability.

 

Prepared by Net Zero Energy Architect Perumal Nagapushnam, Green architect

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Neo classical

Neo Classical Architecture

Neo Classical Architecture, Photo taken from Wikipedia-the free encyclopedia

 

What is Neo Classical Architecture?

It evolved during the 18th Century .Much of its influence has been felt in America and world over. The following are some of the buildings of distinction that were remarkably been influenced by this period:

  • Washington Monument (Washington, D.C.) read on
  • White House (Washington, D.C.) read on
  • Massachusetts State House (Boston, Massachusetts} read on
  • Washington Arch (New York, New York) read on
  • Beacon Hill Memorial Column (Boston, Massachusetts) read on
  • Second Bank of the United States (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) read on
  • Bank of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) read on
  • Philadelphia Stock Exchange (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) read on
  • Monumental Church (Richmond, Virginia) read on
  • Virginia State Penitentiary (Richmond, Virginia) read on
  • Baltimore Basilica (Baltimore) read on

The characteristics  of Neo Classical Architecture is:

  • its planar qualities
  • Projections and recessions
  • sculptural bas-reliefs
  • Tablets or panels.

 

Prepared by: http://www.sda-architect.com/   Net Zero Architect Perumal

What are the Characteristics of  houses in Tudor Architecture?
The Tudor Architecture was beautiful and elegant with the impressions of the  black and white structural lattice framing on the facade. The semi exposed beams and vertical structural members accentuated the beauty of the house.This style has been popular among the modern homes where the elements have been modified to suite the modern times. In is very popular in Asia to which vividly symbolizes English homes.

  • the In Tudor Architecture the houses are made from a wooden framework of beams.
  • The timber beams in Tudor Architecture are uneven because they were cut by hand rather than by machine.
What is Tudor Architecture?

Tudor architecture

The  above Building mimics  the Tudor Architecture styles  where the timber works are replaced with cement or timber external lining to resemble Tudor architecture. It is treated to look akin to the Tudor Architecture, whereas during the times of Tudor the beam were serves as a structural member.

Today the architects , even the famous living Architect, continue to use the above features in recreating the architecture of old.

Prepared by Net Zero Energy Architect Perumal Nagapushnam

 

What do Architects do?

Architects are designers of buildings and creators of spaces. The spaces are designed for a purpose, which is referred to as function of the spaces. This may sound simple and enjoyable but can become more laborious and burdensome as the details of the design are thought through. Eventually the whole experience of designing can be a wonderful experience of joy and satisfaction as he sees the end results and the realization and actualization of his creativity. The designing also involves knowledge of technology of construction, selection of materials to create the right effect he is trying to create. He may use advantageously the effects of light, sounds, and other effects to create a space with a certain type of experience he wants the people to feel as they come into this space. The intrinsic ability to design is some times inherent but with others it can be developed with time and practice.

 

He is employed by a land owner who may want the Architect to design a building in his plot; the Owner may limit the design with a budget which the Architect will design with in. There may be other parameters that limits the design such as local authorities requirements, building codes , the soil conditions, neighboring vistas, views, wind directions, smells( in a sense of adversely from the neighboring drains, septic tanks).

In my opinion the Architects more often than not specialized into areas of specializations such as- Design Architects, Project Architects, Design Architect, Bungalow Architects, and Timber building Architects, Paper Architects, Shopping center specialist Architect, Interior designing Architects, Landscape Architects, and Hospital Architects , Residential Architects, Hotels Architects, Commercial Office Tower building Architects, Residential Architects, Architect Planners or Architect Arbitrators.

 

What does a Project Architects do?

He is the Architect that manages a team of office staff consisting of Resident Architect , Design Architect and a team of draftsman and he ensure the project is managed contractually ( contract administration. This position is normally used for projects of a large scale.

He reports to the Owners of the building ( or a Project Management Team)-on the overall progress of works and manages changes that occurs which may arise from time to time.. He also manages the consultant teams of Civil & Structural Engineers, Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, Urban Town Planner, the Cost consultants( Called the QS), and Landscape Architect, Interior Designers, Specialist Consultants such as –Acoustic consultants, Lighting consultants, Façade consultants and Green Sustainability, Net Zero Energy Consultants and Ecologist. The contractor reports to him on the progress regularly.

Greening the site ,Green Architect

Greening the site ,
Green Architect

What does a Green  Architect do ?

What does a Green Project Architect do?
A Green Project Architect utilized the means of Total Integrated Delivery Process in achieving a Green and Sustainability designs, It is centered in 5 core areas of Green and sustainability which are:
a) Energy Efficiency
b)Water Harvesting
c)Air Quality
d)Green Planning and Monitoring
e) Innovations
The word Green does not mean Green colored building or having Green landscaping  on the building. In actuality the Green Movement has forgotten the benefits of Greening the buildings. Read on the benefits.

As an off shot of the Green and sustainability movement, a new breed of Architect was created the Net Zero Energy Building Architect . Net Zero Energy Building Architect establishes the goals of Net Zero Energy consumption .

Net Zero Energy Building Architect  establishes the  bench marks of energy levels at the outset of the projects inception and maintains the benchmark of energy through out the project delivery at the documentation stages and completion of construction and until  the maintenance stages.The actual results are monitored and maintained .The Net Zero consultants are engaged through out the job.The Project Architect will coordinate them which is not done so in the Traditional Procurement  System.

Salary of Architect is pittancewhat is Architect’s Salary all over the world, on browsing the website and listening to architects, I have listed their salary in a table for ease of comparison. And an interesting revelation is found that the world’s economy is some what  is depressed except in a few growth centers and the growing feeling, which  is they are not paid well.

Salaries of Architect’s Around the world per month in USD
The Salaries of Architect’s Around the world including the US  is summaries here below,  this info is  derived from a survey  into the web, which I put it together as a matter of interest.I have come to know that the work the Architects engage in a laborious and a extremely stressful work and yet the salaries  around the world is not a positive one. It seems after many years of studies and after many years of hard work the Architects are paid much below the average salaries of other professions.Please see below the facts :

Salaries Around the world per month in USD

Country Graduate Architect Experienced Architect
USA{Albuquerque} 3600 8000
Ireland 1500 4000
Kosovo 450 900
Malaysia 800 4000
Bangladesh 300 750
Kenya 450
Mexico 500 1000
Germany 2300
Croatia 200
Japan 5000
Saudi 1500 4700
Canada 2800
Hong Kong 2800 5000
India 350 1000
Singapore 2500 6000
South Africa 1200
Israel 2000 4000
Serbia Belgrade 500
Indonesia 350
Brazil 1150 4000
Vienna 2200
Argentina 500
Poland 450 2200
China {Shenzhen} 1200 3000
Colombia 2200
Russia 1800
UAE 1500 4500
Kuwait 10,600
Qatar 4600