Embracing green features and innovating the surroundings of a building with environmental approaches could enrich sustainable living and enhance the building performance towards energy and water savings. Green features include design approaches that contribute to positive environmental impact and innovative technologies as well.
Examples of green features are roof top garden, self-cleaning façade, recycling horticulture waste, recycle bins, motion sensors, salt water chlorinated swimming pool and solar photo-voltaic panels.
Photo-voltaic technologies are fast becoming a trend towards renewable sources of energy. Photo-voltaic panels absorb solar energy from the sun and convert it into electricity for primary use. This generated electricity can be used to operate residential appliances, commercial equipment, light fixtures, air-condition systems, water heaters and etc.
Horticultural waste is beneficial for the land and ecosystem. This has been widely used as soil conditioner, soil fertilizer, erosion control and landfill cover.