The Growth Of The Human Population

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The indefinite growth of the human population, has monumental impacts on the natural environment, not only in the UK, but around the globe. Architecturally, the entire process of designing and constructing a building, both domestic and not, can lead to the rapid exhaustion of natural resources across the planet. Building with environmental design strategies in mind not only combats the impact we as humans have on the natural environment, but also has considerable economic benefits, due to lower running costs of buildings and advanced occupant productivity. There are also many social benefits, such as improved air quality which resultantly leads too enhanced health of a buildings occupants.
The first section of my report touches two case study buildings that considers such matters in an intimate way, the Dalby Forest Visitor Centre in Yorkshire, and the Heels Building, National Trust Headquarters, located in Swindon. The second section of the report focuses on a personal statement, giving my opinions on both buildings environmental sustainability and overall impact.

Case Study 1 - Dalby Forest Visitor Centre: Firstly I investigated the Dalby Visitor Centre by White Design, located in Yorkshire, UK. The £2.5 million environmentally sustainable visitor centre is one of the first visitor centres the Forestry Commission have funded with environmental viability as its core target. The Forestry Commission wanted a building that “touched the ground lightly”.

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