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  1. yousuf89

    yousuf89 Active Member

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    suppose someone wants to make an eco friendly indoor zoo (like using less electricity and using biomimicry) in a desert country or somewhere that rarely rains or snow
    can anyone give some good ideas
     
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    The more the indoor habitat differs from the outdoor habitat, the more energy is needed and materials to construct it. It is, by its very nature, not eco-friendly. Good design can make it more sustainable than has been the rule in the past, but if eco-friendly is the goal then it ought to be open to the outside with little or no environmental controls
     
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    Being in a desert with plenty of sun, you could have solar panels on the roof for electricity generation. However, being in a Middle Eastern desert, the cost effectiveness of this becomes slightly pointless with the low cost of fuel.
     
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    No, for projects in much of the Middle East, energy is not the obstacle. Yet if the goal is "eco-friendly" then the cost of fuel becomes irrelevant. Carbon footprint is a better way to evaluate the project.
    In fact I have seen some very smart passive cooling approaches.
    Water is the issue. And desalinization, though perhaps affordable, is still not eco
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    I have been to close to a hundred zoos in the last two decades and in my experience indoor exhibits are always inferior to outdoor exhibits.
     
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    Indoor exhibits allow zoos to exhibit animals they may not be able to exhibit out doors. And for some species, a better indoor enclosure can be created than an outdoor one.
     
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    That is the idea in theory, but I have yet to see it successfully implemented. I am also of the belief that zoos are better off exhibiting animals that can thrive in their climate.
     
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  10. yousuf89

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    Ok, its true
    however, I just want to know, how did London zoo make the BUGS exhibit
    I read an article from this website
    Bugs forever

    and in what way its environmentally friendly

    and what are the best animals that mainly talks biodiversity