Climate Symbiosis - Strategies to improve our built environment


 
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Greening the Built
Environment

 
 

Climate Symbiosis is convinced of the fact that green areas in a city generate better human habitat. The only way of introducing green areas in an urban context is to accept that a part of the built space has to be substituted by permeable green areas. Many consolidated cities that had their main growing in the second half of the XX Century will have a problem of obsolescense of their buildings the coming 10-15 years. Climate Symbiosis takes this as an opportunity to create a better urban environment. The urban renovation opportunity brings the idea of liberate space in the city and generate more green areas.

VISION

Urban green areas generate a better quality of life within cities due to the improvement of air quality, temperature, visual and noise comfort, and very important, the enhancement of biodiversity. Furthermore, the planet is facing a climate change problem thought by some, to be caused by the greenhouse gases, mainly CO2. The natural way to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions, by large the most present gas in the atmosphere, is its absorption by trees and plants. Fixation of CO2 is produced through the photosynthesis, chemical reaction by which, through solar light, trees and plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen.

CS’s strategy is to create an interaction between buildings and nature. The city will create more space for nature and nature will provide the city with fresher and cleaner air, shadow, acoustic enhancement, and leisure areas. Trees absorb carbon dioxide, and bringing this strategy to a large scale, it might be possible to calculate savings in CO2 that will create an opportunity for financing the project.

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