Durable buildings, landscaping & planning designs implemented today can be in place for over 100 years. Architecture and urban designs without inclusion of active solar energy technologies, delay a required wider reformation, and associated learning-curve. Passive design and efficiency advances alone may be misleading if structural changes to buildings and site planning patterns for active solar renewable energy are ignored. The opportunity for incremental development over a long period of time toward post fossil fuel sustainability is blocked by continued development of fossil fuel dependent forms. Buildings and cities have only so much area for solar collectors and on-site renewable energy facilities. And active solar technologies need to be understood and considered at the beginning of programming and conceptual design stages.
Working with the aforesaid notion the aim of the author is to throw the light on the available technologies like BIVP & current researches like SCSA in order to ascertain the extent to which these technologies could be integrated & incorporated with the architectural design without losing the meaning & essence of architecture.