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Ecohomes and economical and ecological aspects of sustainable development of human settlements

Bukvić, Rajko (2014): Ecohomes and economical and ecological aspects of sustainable development of human settlements. Published in: The Environment , Vol. 2, No. 2 (2014): pp. 55-66.

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Abstract

This paper considers the economic and environmental issues related to the construction of eco-homes, one of the recent and acceptable projects meant to solve the sustainability issues, whose principles were presented at the Environmental Conference held in Rio in 1992. On that occasion, important traits of eco-homes were described, which can be synthetized in their efficiency and effectiveness in water use as well as radical wastewater and solid waste reduction, among other characteristics. In line with the intensively rising trend of projecting and experimental construction of such homes, their advantages are being emphasized, as well as the possibilities to momentarily start carrying out these projects in rural areas. However, in urban areas, the existing communal infrastructure and certain interest groups might obstruct the realization. This can be especially significant in the actual Serbia, characterized by the demographic abandonment of villages and small towns.

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