—This paper discusses the concept of sustainable architecture, seeking to discuss more accurately the theme of recycling, optimization and lifecycle of building materials, and their importance in saving natural resources, energy performance, building construction, and to what extent experience and training can influence the practice of a more sustainable architecture. Thus, the paper intends to make a small contribution regarding the awareness of those involved in the construction sector, encouraging them to adopt new attitudes and develop new practices, since the current ones are hopelessly unsustainable.
—Sustainability, constructive materials, optimization of resources in construction.
Bruno Marques is with the Centro de Estudos Africanos da Universidade do Porto, Portugal (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Bruno Marques and Carlos Rafael Loureiro, "Sustainable Architecture: Practices and Methods to Achieve Sustainability in Construction," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 223-226, 2013.