Environmental Building Design Guidelines for Practitioners, Financiers & Developers in East Africa
1.0
Introduction
INTRODUCTION
Environmentally conscious buildings have never been
more
central
to
the
welfare
of
our
people
. In
the
olden
days,
despite
the
lack
of
training,
our
ancestors
instinctively
knew
how
to
engage
on
a symbiotic
dialogue
with
the
natural
forces
of
the
environment
and
subsequently
we
found
the
environment
in
a good
condition.
If
you
examine
architecture
in
tropical
countries
today,
the
best buildings
were
built
between
1960
and
1980,
which
coincided
with
the
independence
years
of
most
former
colonised
nations
in
the
tropics
.