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The aim of this study was to employ Green Architecture as a panacea to the environmental effects of Architectural development in Nigeria. There are a lot of environmental effects posed by the built environment, this may have arose as a result of Architectural development channeled towards a radical development of an artificial environment. Architectural development will be catastrophic without setting a balance between the natural environment and built or artificial environment. As much as Architectural d3evelopment is essential to foster progress so also due consideration must be given to the Adaptation and Sustenance of the built environment. Green Architecture which was carved out from post-modernism fulfills best practices in environment development. This is true because Green Architecture is the most tangible reflection of a profound change in ecological patterns that has occurred over the last one hundred years, but the most common problem in Architectural development are the environmental effects engulfed in its adaptability and sustainability, most especially in the tropical regions like Nigeria considering the inadequacy of Electricity, therefore, the promotion of adaptability and sustainability in Architectural practice is of great importance which is the central aim of this study. The researcher’s primary source or method of data collection was based on Analytic studies using descriptive method of data analysis to evaluate the draw backs of existing Architectural practice. Studies has shown that most of these practice failed to anchor its developmental strives to adaptability and sustainability most especially in developing countries due to so many deficiencies. The Natural elements of the environment has not been fully harnessed in maintaining ecological balance in the environment. To accomplish this development, Architectural development must benefit from an integrated design approach that focuses on meeting a list of objectives through a tropical design that offers owners and users an increased working satisfaction and productivity, improved health, greater flexibility, enhanced energy and environmental performance at little or no cost.


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The uncontrollable increase in human activities from population, ecology, the built environment and waste disposal system are all threats to the climate. It is no news that our world is continuously undergoing changes in all ramifications, this changes most of the time are detrimental to our climate. According to current findings, indoor and outdoor activities like heating, burning, cooking, cooling and other physical activities release intensive energy emissions that can disrupt the climate of a place. Our day to day activities has change the world we live in and therefore has altered the climate. This paper therefore aims at investigating the built environment as it relates to physical climate of the environment. Information were gathered from case studies, and useful literature materials such as books, magazines, journals and the internet was also very instrumental and was consulted in the course of the study in descriptive method of analysis based research. In addition questionnaires were distributed to professionals of the building industrial in Asaba to ascertain their level of awareness of climate change. The entire world is at risk, the continents are in a continues drift (continental drift), the seasons are no longer consistent, there is an uncontrolled rise of sea levels leading to flood and tsunami, the weather is harsh and the days are unpredictable, All of these points to climate change of the built environment. Experts of the built environment need to come up with new innovation for the survival of the environment and its inhabitance. It is no news that the world in the year 3000 will be allot different from the one we live in now, sustainable ideas and design strategies are profound ways to escape the plague that is before the earth. Findings from data collected and study indicates that 71% of people still use incandescent bulbs, 92% use petrol generators and another 28% use candles and other crude source for power generation. Built up environment without the integration of the ecosystem will amount to a failed act of procreation. The study recommends the design and building of a more ecologically balanced and sustainable environment that is friendly to the natural environment and could adapt to the change in climate.


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