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Sustainable design in harsh environments

October 26, 2015

Sustainable design in harsh environments can create buildings and landscapes that work efficiently but also are resilient in extreme weather, according to an article on the Medical Construction & Design website.

Sustainable landscape design can be the first line of defense against harsh elements, the article said.

Vegetation, water and hardscape to modify surface temperature, protect against wind, control evaporation and reflect solar radiation. 

By employing strategies that conserve water and protect facilities from the hazards of climate extremes,landscape architects are contributing to the sustainability as well as the therapeutic value of healthcare facilities.

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