Firstly, it’s important to understand the term ‘ecology’ which means the study of the environment and the living beings in a scientific way relating to their habitat, number of them living, climate, interaction and distribution. Ecology is a wing of the subject named Biology and now it stands for anything related to environment-friendliness. It’s apparent today that the major issues like the environment, climate change, energy, food security and financial security are systematic. This means that these are all interdependent and interconnected and they demand methodical solutions.
Industrial agriculture and global warming
There is a connection between climate change and industrial agriculture that you need to understand. Food that is produced industrially is based on fossil-fuel and this contributes to weather change. Again, monoculture crops cannot withstand the weather change that is taking place day by day. Chemical farming has proved harmful to the environment causing harm to the ecological balance of the soil and affecting human health. This is where industrial ecology and proper planning comes into play.
Now, coming to Industrial Ecology, it basically tries to explain the consequences of industrial development on our environment. The ecosystems and industrialization are both linked by biological, chemical and physical interactions. There are different materials flowing from various industries into nature and the main aim of Industrial Ecology is to reduce the ill-impact of industrialization on nature. We all know about Global Warming, the hazards of direct penetration of the UV rays, this is an effect of growing industries and pollution and reducing the threat of global warming is a major part of this.
There are a number of strategies that are followed by Input-Output Analysis, Material Flow Analysis but the most effective is the Life Cycle Assessment. The examination of a product’s lifecycle is done from the very beginning to clearance to find out the extent of environmental damage. A detailed study of nature and the industry helps in making concrete plans to reduce the negative impacts of industrialization and promoting cost reduction. The goal is to control the amount of waste the flows in the lap of nature.
Ecological Planning helps
For a modern business to thrive in the lap of blissful nature, it’s important to abide by the concept of Ecological Planning. Ecological and environmental consciousness plays a vital role and only ecological planning can help us to identify the side-effects of the harm caused to nature by man. Proper planning results in uniting human habitat with the environment so that both can benefit.
How ecological planning is useful
The architects should be able to do the effective planning so it’s important to set up a few essential factors. The primary is to understand the association between actions caused by humans and the processes of nature. When a project is suspected to have an effect on the landscape for a long-term, it is mandatory to judge the technical viability. The aim is to set up an eco-friendly business and this tag can add more reputation and respect to your business including revenue without harming the environment.