A façade designed with Rhino reduces the pollution produced by 1,000 vehicles per day.
The most advanced projects in architecture are environmentally sustainable. In the construction phase, the most environmental respectful materials and processes are chosen. Authors create buildings that reduce energy consumption and fit with the surroundings.
VisualARQ and Rhino have an important role in the design of buildings and, when combined with the right materials, they become an important factor in the improvement of the environment. The following initiative from Mexico has succeeded in reducing air pollution.
The metropolitan area of Mexico City has more than 8 million inhabitants. Pollution levels used to be very high in the past, however, they have been successfully reduced over the last years. In 1992, there were only 9 days in which the air quality was excellent. Thanks to several measures, 2012 registered 248 days of good air quality. This is still not enough, though. In order to reduce carbon emissions, traffic is forbidden on specific days. However, since the public vehicle fleet is old, these measures are proving insufficient and environmental alarms often go off.