(1) Integrates the architectural, structural functions with the utility, (water, gas, electricity, and sanitary) utility infrastructural functions. (2) Utilizes solar, gravity geothermal and other universal scientific principles and energies to "power" the systems (photovoltaics, solar, water heaters, evaporative condenser purifiers, biodigestors, solar chimneys, evaporative cooling tubes and others.) (3) Eliminates destructive friction and combustion resulting... Continue Reading →
This list describes the functional, environmental limitations, qualities and characteristics of conventional building designs and building technology systems used to construct and maintain them. It provides the basics for the development of design criteria for the design process which will create future buildings which can be sustained and which shall sustain all human organisms, through... Continue Reading →
Ekose’a is an ancient Greek word which means, “the essence of being”. To the ancient Greeks, clearly to all ancient people, water, food, and shelter were the essentials, before children can be raised to form families and before families can build society. The essence of our being is our desire to reproduce our own being,... Continue Reading →
So many of the great enlightened ideas throughout history have happened in nature and more often than not by a tree. Buddha was born under a tree, received enlightenment under a tree, taught under a tree, and his last breath was breathed under a tree. And what about the father of modern physics, was he... Continue Reading →
As a member of the Wise Tribe Group ~ a social movement using experiential learning to bring the generations together for a wiser world; Jill Karlin Butler and Donald R Edge, presented the concepts and benefits of Ekotecture to the group of thought leaders and visionaries at Arts Garage, Delray Beach on Wednesday evening. Below follows... Continue Reading →
November 2015: Jill Karlin was invited to give a presentation on Lee Butler’s (her late husband) wonderful work on Ekotecture. Entitled ‘A Vision for Lake Worth’. It was reported that the Beach Club members found this an interesting vision which in their view would put Lake Worth firmly and squarely on the map……..worth looking into!
This summer Jill Karlin Butler traveled to the UK via Ireland, where during her first visit an opportunity arose for her to made her first presentation to a select group of Kilkenny County Councillors on Ekotecture. Ekotecture lays out the foundation and definition of sustainable architectural design, through which social and economic sustainability is a... Continue Reading →